The bronze pig known as Floyd of Rosedale dates back to 1935 and has exchanged hands over 75 times as supremacy in this series has flowed back and forth.The Gophers own a slight advantage in both the overall and trophy series with this game being known for its physicality.On the non-conference side, they might sweep, with Buffalo, Middle Tennessee and Oregon State. They always give the Badgers a fight, but rarely win.Win this year and those 10 wins are certainly achievable.The Gophers have what it takes to get to 10 games this year.Impressive stuff considering Minnesota has never been a traditional power but has had some glimpses of greatness here and again.
For non-parking pass holders, the a couple options are the daily lots on east bank (lot 94) and on the west bank at the state fairgrounds.
Originating in 1890, this is one of the oldest rivalries in college football, and also home to one of the most intense trophies exchanged in any sport.
Paul Bunyans Axe is over 6 feet long and players from the winning team rush the axe following the game and parade it around the field in a celebration that is as passionate as anywhere in the country.
This game represents Penn State's initiation into the Big 10, with Minnesota serving as the Nittany Lions first conference opponent in 1993.
To celebrate the opening of this series, the governors of both states christened the Governor's Victory Bell awarded to the winner every year.