The Illinois Fighting Illini host the Minnesota Golden Gophers in one of the college football schedule on Saturday, kick off time at 12:00 PM ET, at Memorial Stadium.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-2) are coming from a 34-32 win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Week 8. Mitch Leidner threw for 156 yards in 11 of 18 passes. On the ground, Rodney Smith rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown in 22 carries while Shannon Brooks had 87 yards and a touchdown in 22 carries. Leidner had 87 yards and a touchdown. Drew Wolitarsky led in receiving with 50 yards in five catches while Brian Smith had 34 yards in a catch.
On the offense, Minnesota averages 178.6 yards in passing and 212.4 yards in rushing. On the defense, Minnesota football yields 220.9 yards in passing and 135.9 yards in rushing against their opponents.
The Illinois Fighting Illini (2-5) suffered from a 41-8 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in Week 8. Jeff George threw for 95 yards and a touchdown in 4 of 15 passes. On the ground, Kendrick Foster rushed for 45 yards in eight attempts while Ke’Shawn Vaughn had 43 yards in seven attempts. Malik Turner led in receiving with 86 yards and a touchdown in two catches while Zach Grant had nine yards in two receptions.
On the offense, Illinois football averages 169.1 yards in passing and 173.7 yards in rushing. On the defense, Illinois football allows 215.9 yards in passing and 197.3 yards in rushing against their opponents.
Minnesota vs Illinois football game schedule:
Date: October 29, 2016
Kick Off Time: 12:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: BTN
Live Stream: BTN STREAM