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Minnesota Football: Bowl projections after Week 13

Detroit, here we come

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 26 Quick Lane Bowl - Minnesota v Georgia Tech Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Well, despite losing four straight games to fall short of the six-win threshold needed to gain bowl eligibility, the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-7) get to extend their season anyway thanks to an excessive number of bowl games, a dearth of bowl-eligible teams, and Minnesota’s Academic Progress Rating (APR). All signs seem to point to the Gophers spending Christmas in Detroit.

Here are the latest bowl projections:

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura: Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Dec. 26; Phoenix, AZ) vs. Iowa State

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach: Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26; Detroit, MI) vs. Ohio

CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm: Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26; Detroit, MI) vs. Northern Illinois

Action Network’s Brett McMurphy: Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26; Detroit, MI) vs. Ohio

Athlon Sports: Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26; Detroit, MI) vs. Eastern Michigan

College Football News: Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 23; Las Vegas, NV) vs. UCLA