Minnesota will get a break from the cold this month. The Golden Gophers are headed west to take on Washington State in the National Funding Holiday bowl at 6 p.m. on Dec. 27 in San Diego.
Minnesota makes out like a bandit, going to San Diego and the National Funding Holiday Bowl.
— Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) December 4, 2016
Holiday Bowl – Washington State vs. Minnesota
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 4, 2016
The Gophers (8-4) had a shot at tying for the Big Ten West division title going into the final week of the season but fell to Wisconsin. Minnesota takes on the Cougars (8-4), who won all eight of their games in a row in the middle of the season, before falling to Colorado and Washington to end their regular season.