#16 Golden Gophers Hold Off #9 Auburn in Outback Bowl
Tyler Johnson had 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns to become Minnesota’s career receiving leader and propel #16 Minnesota Gophers Hold Off #9 Auburn for a 31-24 win in the Outback Bowl.
Johnson broke Eric Decker's school record for receiving yards on his second catch of the day and became Minnesota’s all-time leader for scoring receptions on a one-handed, 2-yard TD catch that put the Gophers up 24-17 at halftime.
His 73-yard catch-and-run put Minnesota ahead for good early in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota finished 11-2, its first season with more than 10 wins since 1904. Auburn wound up 9-5.