Syracuse, NY – Syracuse football is heading to the Big Apple for its first bowl appearance since 2018.
The Orange will face Minnesota in the Pinstripe Bowl at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the schedule confirmed Sunday afternoon.
Brett McMurphy of Action Network headquarters was the first to report the news.
This will be SU’s third appearance in New York’s only bowl game. He holds a 2-0 record in the bowl after appearing in his freshman year (2010) against Kansas State and again two years later against West Virginia.
Syracuse (7-5, 4-4 ACC) snapped a five-game losing streak with a road win at Boston College to close out the regular season last weekend. SU became bowl eligible in Week 7 after beating NC State for their sixth straight win.
Minnesota (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten) closed out its regular season slate with a 23-16 win over Wisconsin.
Both teams had a common opponent this season at Purdue. SU beat the Boilermakers in a 32-29 fourth quarter thriller while Minnesota lost to them 20-10.
The Orange and the Gophers have met five times in their history. The most recent game was the 2013 Texas Bowl, which SU won 21-17. Although Syracuse only won two of the contests, all were decided by 10 points or less.
Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle served as Syracuse’s AD for less than a year before leaving for the Big Ten school.
During his brief tenure at Syracuse, Coyle hired Dino Babers in December 2015 and then left before Babers even coached a game.
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