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Illini pound Golden Gophers

The Illinois Fighting Illini racked up 659 yards in Week 10, as they thumped the Minnesota Golden Gophers 44-17 at the Metrodome.

The Illini covered the 11.5-point road spread, and the 61 points scored were OVER the posted total of 58.

Juice Williams went 14-for-21 for 207 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, while running for 139 yards and a score. Rashard Mendenhall added 206 yards and two majors on 18 carries for the Illini.

Adam Weber was 18-for-31 for 210 yards, one touchdown and a pick, while Ernie Wheelwright caught nine passes for 124 yards and a major for the Golden Gophers.