MINNEAPOLIS - Even after finishing its season with a 55-0 loss to Iowa, the Minnesota Gophers learned Sunday that they'll play in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 31. The Gophers will face Kansas in the game in Tempe.
The Gophers (7-5) lost their four final Big 10 games, and had an embarrassing finish to their season.
But after finishing 1-11 in 2007, Minnesota coach Tim Brewster took the program to its sixth bowl game in the last eight seasons.
The Gophers last bowl appearance was also at the Insight Bowl in 2006. That game got former coach Glen Mason fired after Minnesota squandered a 31-point lead in a 44-41 overtime loss against Texas Tech.
Kansas (7-5) finished the regular season with an upset over Big 12 North Division champion Missouri.