Game Day Details
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Syracuse Orange
The University of Minnesota and Syracuse University will square off in the 2013 Texas Bowl. The Orange will fill the Big 12 position as an at-large bid representing the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Golden Gophers will represent the Big Ten Conference. The 2013 Texas Bowl will be played on Friday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. CST and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Friday, December 27
Parking Lots Open
Seats Are On Sale Now!
Seats are on sale NOW for the 2013 Texas Bowl! Click HERE to secure your seats today or call 832-667-2390 for group discounts. Buy your tickets today and reserve your spots for the 2014 Texas Bowl featuring the SEC & Big XII.
Please note that the Syracuse will be the away team and seated on the east side of the stadium, and Minnesota will be the home team and seated on the on the west side of the stadium.
View our fan guide for everything you need to know about the upcoming game.
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Mazda TexFest Pre-Game Party
Mazda TexFest is the bowl’s official pre-game party featuring live entertainment on the Bud Light Stage, food, family activities and partner booths. Featured performances from each school’s band and cheerleading squad will build to the team entries into the stadium prior to the game. This year will feature another exciting concert from Bud Light Texas Country Artist Stoney LaRue! Come out early and be a part of the biggest pregame party in Texas!
H-E-B is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Tailgater of the Game. H-E-B Tailgater of the Game judges will be roaming the Reliant Stadium parking lots trying to find the best tailgate setup. We challenge you to make H-E-B a strong feature in presenting your tailgate experience to the judges who will be looking for Team Spirit, Food (Exclusive H-E-B Presence is a must!), Originality and Hospitality in their search to crown the H-E-B Tailgater of the Game. This is your chance to take the challenge, get your creative juices flowing, and show us your best tailgate experience! The winning tailgate will be recognized during the game on the video board and will win an H-E-B gift card.
Sonic Texas Bowl Pick-Em Contest
Contest is completed! We’ll announce our winners soon.