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Golden Gophers Down Illinois 38-34 - Match Report

Golden Gophers Down Illinois 38-34 - Match Report

The Golden Gophers were Week 11 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Fighting Illini by a score of 38-34 at Memorial Stadium.

Minnesota was the ATS victor, as they covered the 21-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 52.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Adam Weber completed 20 of 36 pass attempts for 225 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Mikel LeShoure rushed for 141 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 35 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 172 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers A.J. Jenkins and Fred Sykes had 137 and 32 yards respectively.

Minnesota lost the offensive yardage battle to Illinois 410-361 yards in Saturday's game. Minnesota had more first downs as that total ended up 21-20.

Illinois lost the time of possession battle 31:55/28:05, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Minnesota heads into a Week 13 battle against Iowa. Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Northwestern.