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Illinois vs. Minnesota:  Relive the Magic

Last season: The Illini finished the 2010 season with a 7-6 record. Illinois received a berth in the Texas Bowl and defeated Baylor 38-14.

2011 Expectations: Illinois is projected by most to be in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten Leaders Division. The Illini will have returning starter Nathan Scheelhaase at quarterback, after he passed for 1825 yards and 17 scores as a red-shirt freshman last season. Scheelhaase also ran for 868 yards and 5 TDs last season. Three-fourths of the Illini secondary return .

Series vs. Illinois: Minnesota leads the all-time series by a 33-28-3 count. Minnesota has won two of the last three against the Illini, including last year’s 38-34, come-from-behind victory that was capped by a touchdown with 16 seconds remaining in the contest.

Game Information


TCF Bank Stadium


November 26, 2011

Time: 2:30 p.m.



Head Coach

Ron Zook

Conference Affiliation

Big Ten Leaders Division

In-Game Promotions

Senior Day

Television Coverage


Radio Coverage