What a difference a season has made.
After a 7-6 finish last season, few predicted an improvement of three wins and the most regular-season wins since 1905 for P.J. Fleck and Co.
Even then, having the two losses be to Minnesota’s two biggest rivals in Iowa and Wisconsin stings more and makes it hard to talk about the success of this team, at least in the short term.
Still, Minnesota has a chance to finish the season with a bowl win to improve to 11-2 on the regular season. 11 wins would be the most since the 1904 National Championship season under Henry Williams.