Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/31/14
MINNEAPOLIS The Gophers have known for a few weeks that they were going to a bowl game. Now they know their destination. Minnesota has accepted an invitation to play in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas on Dec. 28 in Houston, the school announced Sunday. It's the first bowl game for the Gophers since they played in the Insight Bowl in 2009. "We look forward to playing in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas and will work hard to make the Big Ten Conference and Gophers fans proud," Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said in a statement." The bowl game, held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, will kick off at 8 p.m. CST on Dec. 28. The Gophers don't yet know their opponent but will find out later Sunday. Minnesota finished 6-6 this year under second-year head coach Jerry Kill after going 3-9 the previous two seasons. The Gophers became bowl eligible with a win over Illinois on Nov. 10. "Our goal all year was to qualify for a bowl game," senior wide receiver MarQueis Gray said...
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