Football schedules future games with Golden Gophers



SDSU will meet the University of Minnesota on the gridiron twice in the coming years.

The Jackrabbits will play the Gophers on Sept. 3, 2015, and on Aug. 29, 2019. Both games will be at Minnesota’ s TCF Bank Stadium.

2015’s matchup has previously been scheduled, but Minnesota’s athletic department announced Oct. 16 that the SDSU game, which serves as the season opener, would be moved to the Thursday before Labor Day.

“Games against schools like the University of Minnesota provide our players with the opportunity to compete at the highest level against a school they may have grown up wanting to play for,” said SDSU senior associate athletic director Rob Peterson in a release. “It also provides our fan base with an opportunity to travel a relatively short distance to support their Jackrabbit football team.”

The two schools last met on the gridiron in 2009, with Minnesota winning 16-13.

SDSU now has five games lined up in future years against Football Bowl Subdivision teams: at Nebraska next year, at Missouri in 2014, at Iowa State in 2018 and the two Minnesota games.