Minnesota Gophers Land Quick Lane Bowl vs Bowling Green

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We’ve already covered why the Minnesota Gophers will be playing in a bowl game this season, even though they didn’t reach the 6-win bowl eligibility marker. Sometimes a focus on academic success can still pay off…

But on Sunday, we found out what bowl they will play in and who their opponent will be. First, the College Football Playoff Committee named (1) Michigan, (2) Washington, (3) Texas and (4) Alabama as the four playoff teams, leaving an undefeated Florida State team out of the running for NCAA National Champion.

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Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota Gophers vs Bowling Green Falcons

Throughout the rest of the day, the entire slate of bowl matchups has been revealed. And just moments ago, we finally found out where and who the 5-7 Golden Gophers will play. Detroit, MI – Quick Lane Bowl vs (7-5) Bowling Green.

PJ Fleck is undefeated in bowl games (4-0), as Minnesota Gophers head coach and he’s 5-2 overall as a college football head coach (1-2 at Western Michigan).

  • 2018 (7-6): Quick Lane Bowl vs Georgia Tech | (W) 34-10
  • 2019 (11-2): Outback Bowl vs Auburn Tigers | (W) 31-24
  • 2021 (9-4): Guaranteed Rate Bowl vs West Virginia | (W) 18-6
  • 2022 (9-4): Pinstripe Bowl vs Syracuse | (W) 28-20
  • 2023 (5-7): Quick Lane Bowl vs Bowling Green
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