Their 1st game was in 1882 and they beat Hamline 4-0. They beat Wisconsin 8 years later 63-0. The Gophers and Badgers have missed playing each other only 1 year since. Their rivalry of 117 games is the most played in college football.
The early 20th century was kind to the Gophers as they had winning seasons fromm 1900-1919.