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Minnesota Football: Bowl projections after Week 9

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Checking out possible bowl destinations for Minnesota

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Northwestern Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

With four games left to play in the regular season, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are now bowl-eligible after securing their sixth win against Northwestern, improving their record to 6-2.

Now we can finally turn our attention to bowl predictions!

A lot can happen in the next four weeks, so take these predictions with an entire shaker of salt. With the exception of our friends at ESPN, most prognosticators seem to have the Gophers pegged for Nashville or Las Vegas.

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura: Outback Bowl (Jan. 1; Tampa, FL) vs. Florida

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach: Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1; Orlando, FL) vs. Kentucky

The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel: Music City Bowl (Dec. 30; Nashville, TN) vs. Tennessee

College Football News: Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 30; Las Vegas, NV) vs. Arizona State

CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm: Music City Bowl (Dec. 30; Nashville, TN) vs. Tennessee

Athlon Sports: Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 30; Las Vegas, NV) vs. Arizona State