The Gopher football team will play Texas Tech Friday night at 8pm in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 7:00.  The Gophers are 6-6 while Texas Tech is 7-5.  Minnesota hasn't played since November 24.

Freshman Philip Nelson will get the start at quarterback.  Fellow Freshman Andre McDonald won't be able to play for the Gophers.  The reason for McDonald not being allowed to play isn't clear but he may have violated a team rule.