The Illinois vs Minnesota game is up for 3:30 PM EST later today evening. The game will be happening at the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Date and Time: October 21st, 2017 3:30 PM EST
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network (US)
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The Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-4 and haven’t won a single game in their division. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-3 with the same fate in the division. This game will give one division win to at least one of the teams. Most probably, it will be the Minnesota team.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are having a bad season, that’s for sure. Their stats are poor and their performance is really bad. This game is also out of their hands, most probably.
Their average points per game are currently at 18.8. They are allowing 30.5 points per game. Illinois is on a four-game losing streak. They want to avoid a five-game one, but things look really hopeless.
The key to having what it takes to at least be a challenge will be finding a way around their ball rushing. The Golden Gophers rush the ball so fast and so effectively that it will be really hard.
Will they be able to pull off a win and end their losing streak?
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are slightly better than their opponents in this game. Their last game against the #21 Michigan State Spartans was a 30-27 loss. Although they are on a three-game losing streak, the Fighting Illini are not going to be a tough challenge.
Scoring an average of 27.8 points per game and allowing for only 19.3, the Golden Gophers are in a much better position to register a win than the Illinois Fighting Illini are.
Past record also speaks in favor of the Golden Gophers. The Minnesota team thrashed the Illinois team 40-17 last season. The latest game between the two teams was a 32-23 win for the Golden Gophers as well.