Minnesota turns turnovers into points, downs Illinois 40-17
Oct 29, 2016 6:19 PM -
On a windy Illinois afternoon that made passing an adventure, Minnesota knew it would need to run the ball if it wanted to pocket a win. But the Golden Gophers figured they might have to run a little farther than they did to beat the Illinois. A pair of early Illinois turnovers and a short punt gave Minnesota the ball at the Illinois 49-, 20- and 9-yard lines, and the Gophers turned each into a touchdown on the way to a 40-17 win.