Yup. With its 21-14 victory over Central Michigan in Monday’s Quick Lane Bowl, Minnesota joined Nebraska (37-29 winner over UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl) and San Jose State (27-16 winner over Georgia State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl) as 5-7 teams to win their bowl game. The anomaly (we hope) happened when there were not enough bowl-eligible teams to fill the 80 bowl slots available, so the NCAA extended bids to 5-7 teams based on academic performance.
Granted, not exactly a Murderers Row of opponents these lovable losers took down, but an impressive 3-0 nonetheless, correct? Enough to silence the critics, right?
Yeah, what do you think?
5-7 teams have gone a perfect 3-0 in their bowls for a combined record of… 18-21! Time to celebrate! https://t.co/vATKoNv6QF