What's the Gophers 2024 Football Schedule?

Written by: Tess Helbig



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It's time to bring out your maroon and gold Fan Girls, the Gopher football season is just weeks away! 😆 While the boys are getting prepped for this year's upcoming season, now you can too! Let’s cue the drumroll because we’ve got the Gophers' 2024 football schedule! Get all the details on the Gophers upcoming games, times, locations, themes and the inside scoop on their competitors… it's almost game time!! Let's go Gophers ✨

🏈 ✨ The Gophers Football Schedule:

August 29th

North Carolina
@ Minnesota

  • The Kickoff Game: Starting off the season, the Gophers will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. While the Gophers may have lost to NC last season, the Gophers don’t plan on starting the season off on the wrong foot.
    • Theme: It's a gold out! Wear Gold. (Pro tip: Fan Girl has a few gold styles here)

September 7th & 14th

Rhode Island & Nevada
@ Minnesota

  • Out of Conference Game: Rhode island and Nevada are both outside of the Big Ten, but that doesn't mean that these games will be any less exciting!

September 21st

@ Minnesota

  • Floyd of Rosedale Game: the long standing rivalry between Iowa and Minnesota, determining who keeps possession of Floyd the pig, continues on the 21st. This year the Gophers plan to keep the iconic pig happy, safe, and right where he belongs - in Gopher territory! 

    • Theme: It's a maroon  out! Wear Maroon. (Pro tip: Fan Girl has a few maroon styles here)

September 28th


  • Taking on the Big Ten Winners: the Wolverines may have gone home as Big Ten winners last season but the Gophers promise to put up a fight this year, making for a can't-leave-your-seat, type of game

Gopher football schedule, August and September

October 5th

@ Minnesota

  • Family Weekend: playing for the first time since 2011, the Gophers and USC Trojans go head-to-head. With a home field advantage this year and playing for all Gopher families, the Gophers aim to take the W!

    • Theme: Stripe the Bank! Wear your fav gold or maroon looks according to your section. Details here

October 12th


  • West Coast Matchup: Minnesota and UCLA have only played against each other 3 times in history. Last season when they faced off, the Gophers defeated UCLA 14-7 and plan to keep their winning streak going on the west coast. 

October 26th

@ Minnesota

  • Homecoming: this year the Gophers play Maryland on October 26th. Hoping for a win for all alumni, students, and the community to see, just like they did in their first homecoming game in 1914.

Gopher football schedule, October

November 2nd & 9th

Illinois and Rutgers

  • The Road to Victory: in order to boost their standing in the Big Ten Conference, winning against both Illinois and Rutgers will pave the way for the Gophers take home the Stagg Championship Trophy! 

November 23rd

Penn State

@ Minnesota 

  • Celebrating Seniors: on November 23rd the Gophers will throw a pre-game celebration for their senior class and aims to continue that celebration by beating the Penn State Nittany Lions 

November 29th


  • The Axe Game: it wouldn't be Thanksgiving weekend without a battle for Paul Bunyan's axe 🪓! The Badger/Gopher game is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, which is probably why they save it for last… there is no way you're gonna want to miss this one!

Gopher football schedule, November

While we do have to wait a couple more weeks to see touchdown dances and hear the Minnesota fight song, one thing's for sure: our calendar is marked and clear while our cheers are primed and ready. This season has a lot of exciting and long-awaited match ups that promise to be as exhilarating as ever and we cannot wait to watch! ✨ After seeing who the Gophers are set to dominate against, you can start getting excited because it’ll be here before you know it! I’m getting my practice cheer in now…GO GOPHERS and SKI-U-MAH! 📣 🤩

Ticket Info 🎟

  • Season tickets → here
  • Away game tickets → here
  • Single game tickets will be available in July
  • Student tickets go on sale soon


Check out all of the dos and don'ts for bags at Huntington Bank Stadium's bag policy here

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