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