The Minnesota Golden Gophers have added the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles to their 2020 football schedule, the school announced on Wednesday.
Minnesota will host Tennessee Tech at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sep. 12, 2020. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
The addition of Tennessee Tech tentatively completes Minnesota’s schedule in 2020. Other non-conference games include home contests against Florida Atlantic (Sept. 3) and BYU (Sept. 26).
In Big Ten action, the Golden Gophers are set to host Iowa, Michigan, Purdue, and Northwestern and travel to Maryland, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan State, and Nebraska.
Tennessee Tech is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Golden Eagles finished the 2017 season 1-10 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
“When you play these games, you’re trying to get as much exposure as you can for your team,” said Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander. “Our players enjoy playing against FBS schools and competing in the larger venues in front of bigger crowds than normal. Competing against a Power 5 school is an amazing opportunity.”