NCAA Football Week 9 Recap, Minnesota Defeats Illinois 40-17, Saturday, October 29, 2016

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6-2 October 29, 12:00 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium 2-6

When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 29, 2016
Where: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois

Minnesota at Illinois, Box score
Final 1 2 3 4 T
MINN 14 0 7 19 40
ILL 7 0 7 3 17
Rotation /Team /Time Opening Lines
10/29 12:00 PM
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL – Saturday, October 29th, Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini.

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread MoneyLine Total
Minnesota Golden GophersMinnesota Golden Gophers -9 -110  46.5 -110
illinois-fighting-illiniIllinois Fighting Illini +9 -110  46.5 -110
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Illinois couldn’t hang with the Golden Gophers on Saturday as Minnesota blasted the Fighting Illini 40-17 in Week 9 action at Memorial Stadium.

Minnesota was a favorite by -9.0 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 46.5.

Rodney Smith rushed for 100 yards, while Shannon Brooks added 59 yards in the win. Drew Wolitarsky and Rodney Smith added 64 and 19 receiving yards respectively.

Reggie Corbin rushed for 83 yards for Illinois, while Ke’Shawn Vaughn added 34 yards. Jeff George, Jr. threw for 156 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Sam Mays and Zach Grant had 39 and 31 yards respectively.

Minnesota outgained Illinois 283-245 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 17-15 by the Fighting Illini.

Minnesota led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 33:04-26:56 split in that important category.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Purdue. Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Michigan State.

Sophomore running back Rodney Smith rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns to lead Minnesota to a 40-17 victory over Illinois on Saturday in Big Ten play at Champaign, Ill.

Senior quarterback Mitch Leidner, sophomore running back Shannon Brooks and junior running back Kobe McCrary added rushing scores for the Golden Gophers (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten), who have won three straight games. Leidner completed 10 of 19 passes for 112 yards as Minnesota defeated the Fighting Illini for the 12th time in the past 16 meetings.

Illinois redshirt freshman quarterback Jeff George Jr. was 16-of-34 passing for 156 yards and one touchdown. Redshirt freshman running back Reggie Corbin gained 83 yards on 14 rushes but the Fighting Illini (2-6, 1-4) had just 245 total yards.

Illinois committed three turnovers and two of the miscues set up Minnesota’s two first-quarter touchdowns.

George fumbled on Illinois’ first offensive play and senior defensive tackle Scott Epke recovered at the Fighting Illini 9-yard line. Brooks scored on the next play to give Minnesota a 7-0 lead.

After Illinois tied the contest on a 3-yard run by sophomore running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn, senior cornerback Darius Mosely fumbled a punt and Golden Gophers true freshman Antoine Winfield Jr. recovered at the Illini 20. Smith scored on the next play to give Minnesota a 14-7 lead.

Smith added a 9-yard scoring run to give the Golden Gophers a 14-point advantage with 12:11 left in the third quarter. Illinois moved back within 21-14 when George tossed a 16-yard scoring pass to senior receiver Zach Grant with 5:24 left in the third.

Leidner’s 5-yard scoring run boosted the margin back to 14 and Minnesota added a safety when junior defensive tackle Merrick Jackson sacked George in the end zone. Sophomore Emmit Carpenter kicked a 24-yard field goal to make it 33-14 with 7:43 left in the contest.

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