The Gophers are bowl-eligible for the first time since 2009. Here is a look back at the past six seasons in which they played in a bowl game:

2009: Insight Bowl Lost 14-13 to Iowa State

2008: Insight Bowl Lost 42-21 to Kansas

2006: Insight Bowl Lost 44-41 (OT) to Texas Tech

2005: Music City Bowl Lost 34-31 to Virginia

2004: Music City Bowl Won 20-16 over Alabama

2003: Sun Bowl Won 31-30 over Oregon