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There are four new members on the College Football Playoff selection committee, and thankfully two are from the Group of 5 schools.
Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, Oregon AD Rob Mullens, ex-Southern Miss coach Jeff Bower and former Central Michigan coach Herb Deromedi will help select the CFP participants.
Mitch Leidner went 24-for-30 passing and rushed for the winning TD in the fourth quarter as Minnesota snapped its seven-game bowl losing streak.
Leidner: 'It's just huge for this program'
Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys and quarterback Mitch Leidner receive Quick Lane Bowl hardware and speak on the importance of the victory.
Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 4:26 remaining, and the Golden Gophers held on for a 21-14 win over Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday night.
Minnesota snaps 7-bowl losing streak
Mitch Leidner scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and Briean Boddy-Calhoun's interception with just over two minutes left led the Gophers past Central Michigan 21-14 at the Quick Lane Bowl for their first bowl win since 2004. Box score
Gophers get late 4th-quarter interception
Cooper Rush felt the heat from the Minnesota defense and tried to get rid of the ball to avoid a third down sack, but Briean Boddy-Calhoun came up with the interception. Gophers lead 21-14 in the Quick Lane Bowl on ESPN2.
Gophers retake lead with Leidner's td run
Mitch Leidner's 13-yard touchdown run capped of a 13-play, 74-yard drive for Minnesota. The Gophers got the two-point conversion and lead 21-14 late in the fourth quarter of the Quick Lane Bowl on ESPN2.
CMU's Ross fights his way into end zone
Freshman RB Romello Ross bounces off a few tackles on his way to a 13-yard touchdown run, which gave Central Michigan a 14-13 lead in the fourth quarter of the Quick Lane Bowl on ESPN2.
Gophers add to lead after 40-yard strike
This beautiful 40-yard pitch-and-catch by Minnesota from Mitch Leidner to Drew Wolitarsky led to another Gophers field goal. It's 13-7 Minnesota over Central Michigan in the third quarter of the Quick Lane Bowl on ESPN2.
Gophers turn in another long run
Minnesota already has two runs of 30 yards, as this Shannon Brooks 30-yard dash set up a TD to give the Gophers a 10-7 lead over Central Michigan at the Quick Lane Bowl on ESPN2.
Minnesota opens bowl with long run
It wasn't the opening-kickoff TD that Pitt had at the Military Bowl, but the Gophers' Rodney Smith ran for 37 yards on the first play of the Quick Lane Bowl vs. Central Michigan on ESPN2.
Watch: Quick Lane Bowl
Minnesota and Central Michigan have played once previously -- a 30-10 Gophers' win in 1987. In the last five seasons, the Chippewas are 0-4 against Big Ten teams from Michigan, compared to 2-0 against Big Ten teams outside the Great Lake State. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN
Minnesota takes a 5-7 record into its matchup against Central Michigan at Ford Field in Detroit.
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