Anywho, the rough start has dampened some of our staff’s picking vibes. Hey, it happens.
This Week’s Thoughts
GoAUpher: I’m going to keep picking Minnesota, because they’re gonna win eventually. Illinois seems like a good bet for that to happen given their pass defense is atrocious. One would hope that when they inevitably stack the box with 9 guys that the Gophers have learned to call passes. I’ve decided to embrace that hope.
GopherNation: We start to get right with this game.
gopherguy05: Our defense is not good. Illinois is on QB #4. something has got to give....right? RIGHT???
Blake Ruane: I defer to my opponent preview.
zipsofakron: There’s no way this can happen again right? RIGHT? I really think the Gophers get back on track here.
WhiteSpeedReceiver: Pray for people who like defense, assuming the game happens.
wildcat00: Because it’s Illinois, and if we can’t beat Illinois, we should just burn it all down!
mowe0018: To quote a great, rugged, scruffy-looking nerf-herder, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”
HipsterGopher: Browsing the 72 games these two teams have played, very few of are ever close (other than the 3 ties, and if predicting a tie was an option, I might have been tempted). Still I think it’ll be close so I picked the score from the 2010 Gopher victory, cuz what’s the point of doing this if I don’t pull for the squad.
Season “Records” So Far
I refuse to publish this listing until I have a correct pick. It’s my post and I’ll be petulant if I want to.
Give us your own predictions in the poll below and in the comments!
What happens against Illinois?
This poll is closed
Minnesota wins big (14+)
Minnesota wins by a closer margin and we’re all sweaty and wish we weren’t.
Minnesota loses and we all question why 2020 continues to be such a complete poopy-head about everything.