Minnesota Likely To Receive Bowl Bid Despite Losing Record

(Minneapolis, MN) — It looks like the University of Minnesota football team will be going to a bowl despite finishing the regular season with a losing record. There are 82 spots available in post-season bowls, but only 79 teams won the six games needed to become bowl-eligible. The NCAA will give the next two spots to James Madison and Jacksonville State, who have winning records but would normally be ineligible because they are transitioning from the Football Championship Subdivision. Minnesota finished with a 5-and-7 record, but would get the last remaining bowl bid based on the university’s Academic Progress Rate. Head coach P.J. Fleck has already said that the team will accept any bowl bid that is offered.

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