By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Gophers are bowl-bound, set to play West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl Dec. 28.

The bowl game takes place in Phoenix and kicks off at 9:15 p.m.

The Gophers finished 8-4 on the season. This is the third bowl game for the Gophers under head coach P.J. Fleck. Last year, they beat Auburn in the Outback Bowl.

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Quarterback Tanner Morgan and running back Mo Ibrahim — who missed this season due to injury — both announced they’ll be back with the Gophers next year. The school gave Fleck a new, seven-year contract midseason.