Last year was a big year for Minnesota football. They came to Ann Arbor and won the Little Brown Jug. They took Floyd of Rosedale back from Iowa. Since they beat Penn State in 2013 and didn't play them last season they maintained possession of the Governor's Victory Bell. Minnesota's mascot and @FauxPelini even went about creating the Bits of Broken Chair trophy, that the Gophers went on to win. Had then been able to defeat Wisconsin for Paul Bunyan's Axe it may have been the greatest Minnesota season since 1941 (spoiler alert - it may have been anyway).
Tonight they host TCU and the winner gets the greatest mythological trophy there is, The jiMpossible-sarcasMike Trophy. As you know this trophy traces it's winner back to the first intercollegiate game between Rutgers and Princeton in 1869.
TCU is heavily favored coming off of perhaps their most impressive season since 1938. Can the Gophers make it 4 of 5 in their trophy case? The Big Ten hasn't held the trophy in conference since Ohio State lost to Urban Meyer's Gators in the 2007 MNC game.
My heart is with Minnesota - my head is with the Horned Frogs.