The Minnesota Golden Gophers take on the Illinois Fighting Illini in one of the college football games on Saturday, October 29, 2016 start time at 12:00 PM ET, at Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-2) defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 34-32, last week. Mitch Leidner completed 11-for-18 passes for 156 yards. In rushing, Rodney Smith ran for 111 yards and a touchdown in 22 attempts while Shannon Brooks added 87 yards and a touchdown in 22 attempts. Leidner added 39 yards and a touchdown. In receiving, Drew Wolitarsky posted 50 yards in five carries while Brian Smith added 34 yards in a catch.
Offensively, Minnesota football is averaging 178.6 yards in passing and 212.4 yards in rushing. Defensively, Minnesota football is yielding 220.9 yards in passing and 135.9 yards in rushing against the opposing teams.
The Illinois Fighting Illini (2-5) lost against the Michigan Wolverines, 41-8, last week. Jeff George Jr. completed 4-for-15 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. In rushing, Kendrick Foster ran for 45 yards in eight attempts while Ke’Shawn Vaughn added 43 yards in seven carries. In receiving, Malik Turner posted 86 yards and a touchdown in two receptions while Zach Grant added nine yards in two receptions.
Offensively, Illinois football is averaging 169.1 yards in passing and 173.7 yards in rushing. Defensively, Illinois football is yielding 215.9 yards in passing and 197.3 yards in rushing against the opposing teams.
Minnesota vs Illinois football game schedule:
Date: October 29, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: Btn
Live Stream: BTN STREAM
Week 9 Scores are available HERE