Minnesota 27, Illinois 20
Preview - Box Score - Recap

  1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 7 0 7 13 27 Final 
Illinois 0 3 3 14 20  
  Box Score Play by Play Drive Log
 Scoring Summary Golden Gophers - Fighting Illini 
  1st Quarter
 Golden Gophers TD Adam Weber passed to Eric Decker to the left for 25 yard gain (Joel Monroe made PAT) 7 - 0 
 
  2nd Quarter
 Fighting Illini FG Matt Eller kicked a 33-yard field goal 7 - 3 
 
  3rd Quarter
 Golden Gophers TD DeLeon Eskridge rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain (Joel Monroe made PAT) 14 - 3 
 
 Fighting Illini FG Matt Eller kicked a 28-yard field goal 14 - 6 
 
  4th Quarter
 Golden Gophers TD DeLeon Eskridge rushed up the middle for 46 yard gain (Joel Monroe missed PAT) 20 - 6 
 
 Fighting Illini TD Juice Williams passed to A.J. Jenkins to the right for 54 yard gain (Matt Eller made PAT) 20 - 13 
 
 Golden Gophers TD Juice Williams fumbled. Simoni Lawrence recovered fumble and returned for 8 yards (Joel Monroe made PAT) 27 - 13 
 
 Fighting Illini TD Juice Williams passed to A.J. Jenkins down the middle for 35 yard gain (Matt Eller made PAT) 27 - 20 
 
 Team Statistics
  Golden Gophers Fighting Illini 
  First Downs 16 25 
    Passing 10 20 
    Rushing 5
    Penalty 1
  Third Down Efficiency 5-13 5-13 
  Fourth Down Efficiency 1-1 0-2 
  TOTAL NET YARDS 312 550 
    Total Plays 61 75 
    Average Gain Per Play 5.1 7.3 
  NET YARDS RUSHING 116 88 
    Rushes 34 33 
    Average Per Rush 3.4 2.7 
  NET YARDS PASSING 196 462 
    Completions-Attempts 19-27 26-42 
    Yards Per Pass Play 7.3 11.0 
    Times Sacked 3
    Yards Lost to Sacks 18 32 
    Had Intercepted 0
  PUNTS 7 3 
    Average Punt 42.4 40.3 
  PENALTIES 6 5 
    Penalty Yards 59 46 
  FUMBLES 1 2 
    Fumbles Lost 1
 Passing                  
 Minnesota Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int 
 A. Weber 18 26 184 69.2 7.1 3 18 1
 J. Kucek 1 1 12 100.0 12.0 0 0 0
 Illinois Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int 
 J. Williams 26 41 462 63.4 11.3 5 32 2
 Rushing            
 Minnesota Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL 
 D. Eskridge 26 124 4.8 46 2
 T. Stoudermire 1 1 1.0 1 0
 A. Weber 6 -8 -1.3 6 0
 Illinois Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL 
 J. Williams 18 41 2.3 21 0
 D. Dufrene 10 36 3.6 7 0
 M. LeShoure 3 6 2.0 3 0
 J. Ford 2 5 2.5 4 0
 Receiving            
 Minnesota Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL 
 E. Decker 9 86 9.6 25 1
 J. Simmons 4 33 8.3 9 0
 B. Kuznia 2 29 14.5 15 0
 R. Spry 1 21 21.0 21 0
 K. Mannion 1 12 12.0 12 0
 N. Tow-Arnett 1 10 10.0 10 0
 D. Eskridge 1 5 5.0 5 0
 Illinois Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL 
 A. Benn 12 181 15.1 31 0
 A. Jenkins 3 117 39.0 54 2
 W. Judson 3 73 24.3 44 0
 M. Hoomanawanui 2 33 16.5 19 0
 C. Duvalt 2 27 13.5 15 0
 J. Cumberland 2 24 12.0 13 0
 D. Dufrene 1 7 7.0 7 0
 F. Sykes 1 0 0.0 0 0
 Kicking              
 Minnesota XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts 
 J. Monroe 3 4 0 0 0 0.0
 Illinois XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts 
 M. Eller 2 2 2 3 33 66.7
 Punting            
 Minnesota Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB 
 J. Kucek 7 42.4 53 0 2
 Illinois Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB 
 A. Santella 3 40.3 42 0 0
 Kick/Punt Returns
 Minnesota PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD 
 T. Stoudermire 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 29 29.0 29
 J. Thomas 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 14 14.0 14
 D. Pittman 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
 Illinois PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD 
 A. Jenkins 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 45 15.0 17
 A. Benn 2 16 8.0 9 0 1 2 2.0 2

Updated on Tuesday, Oct 14, 2008 2:29 am ET

 
 Top Performers
 Minnesota
D. Eskridge D. Eskridge, RB
26 Rush, 124 yds
2 TDs
 Illinois
J. Williams J. Williams, QB
26-41, 462 yds
2 TDs, 1 INT