The Daily breaks down how the Gophers stack up against the Auburn Tigers.
The Gophers are headed south for New Year's Day to face the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl.
Although the Rose Bowl now seems out of reach for the Gophers, they are still poised to play in their highest-profile bowl game in years.
"There's not a guy that comes in more energetic, passionate, excited about the opportunity to grow," head coach P.J. Fleck said about quarterback Tanner Morgan.
After losing to Iowa last week, the Gophers stormed back against Northwestern to earn their first 10-win season since 1905.
Despite a loss against Iowa, the Gophers know that the Big Ten West and the Big Ten Conference are within their grasp.
Missed tackles and soft coverage allowed the Hawkeyes to build up a big lead early.