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Gophers Try To Sew Up Bowl, Illini Try To End Skid

Minnesota comes to Illinois Saturday looking for the win that will make the Gophers eligible for a bowl game for the first time since 2009.

11/09/2012

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Gray Guides Minnesota Past Skidding Illinois 27-7

MarQueis Gray rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score, guiding Minnesota past backsliding Illinois 27-7 on Saturday in the season finale and sending the Fighting Illini to their sixth straight defeat.

11/26/2011

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Minnesota Meets Reeling Illinois In Season Finale

Jerry Kill will finish his first season at Minnesota this weekend, wrapping up another forgettable edition of Gophers football. On a seven-year contract, Kill’s rebuilding work has just begun.

11/25/2011

Minnesota Upsets Illinois With Comeback, 38-34

DeLeon Eskridge rescued Minnesota from its tenth loss Saturday, leading the Gophers to a 38-34 comeback upset of Illinois with a last-minute touchdown run.

11/13/2010

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Illini Hope Defense In Shape Against Gophers

Defense has been the strength of Illinois this season, the foundation for a rebound that has the Illini back in the bowl conversation for the first time in three years.

11/12/2010

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