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Fighting Illini Fall 27-7 Against Minnesota - Game Recap

Minnesota got a 167-yard performance from MarQueis Gray as a key part of its 27-7 victory over the Fighting Illini on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota was an underdog by 10 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 44.5.

MarQueis Gray completed 7 of 14 pass attempts for 85 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Jason Ford rushed for 43 yards for Illinois, while Troy Pollard added 33 yards. Reilly O'Toole threw for 63 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers A.J. Jenkins and Jake Kumerow had 30 and 15 yards respectively.

Illinois lost the offensive yardage battle to Minnesota 333-160 yards in Saturday's game. Minnesota had more first downs as that total ended up 19-11.

The time of possession battle favored Minnesota as their offense was on the field for 34:02, longer than the 25:58 of their opponents.