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Gophers Try To Sew Up Bowl, Illini Try To End SkidMinnesota comes to Illinois Saturday looking for the win that will make the Gophers eligible for a bowl game for the first time since 2009.
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.
Minnesota Meets Reeling Illinois In Season FinaleJerry 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.
Minnesota Upsets Illinois With Comeback, 38-34DeLeon 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.
Illini Hope Defense In Shape Against GophersDefense 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.
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