Game Time: 2:30
Radio: 100.3 FM, 1130 AM
Gopher Football closes out the season, can they finish on a high note?
|Minnesota Golden Gophers||Illinois Fighting Illini|
|Points / Game||17.6||24.3|
|3rd Down %||36.8%||45.3%|
|Key Offensive Player to Watch||Duane Bennett||A.J. Jenkins|
|Points Allowed/Game||33.9 ||19.5 |
|3rd Down %||47.6%||32.9%|
|Key Defensive Player to Watch||Kim Royston||Whitney Mercilus|
Can we keep the Illini defensive line off Gray? - Whitney Mercilus has a league leading 13.5 sacks, the entire Gopher defense has 14. I fear him.
Will we have an answer for A.J. Jenkins? - The senior receiver leads the Big Ten with 80 receptions, we have had trouble containing receivers this year.
Can we send the seniors out with a win? - It is senior day and last year we sent off the seniors with a win over Iowa. Can we end their careers on a positive note again this year?
This Gopher team has improved throughout the year while Illinois is riding a five game losing streak. A loss to the Gophers might end the Ron Zook era in Illinios. But what happens to Illinois doesn't concern me, I'd like to see the Gophers continue to get better and possibly end the season with a win. To win we will need to contain big plays and find away to move the ball on what is a pretty good offense.
Let's end the season with a W.