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2015 Schedule
5-6, 5th in Big Ten - West

Illini consider hiring Cubit permanently

Illinois is exploring the idea of making interim football coach Bill Cubit the permanent coach and giving him a two-year deal, according to the Chicago Tribune. Interim athletic director Paul Kowalczyk said a decision would be announced Sunday.

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Brooks breaks off another TD

Minnesota RB Shannon Brooks busted loose for a 75-yard touchdown run, his third score of the game. Illinois trails 32-23 late in the fourth quarter.


Fighting Illini open with a TD

Illinois QB Wes Lunt found Andrew Davis for a 6-yard touchdown on its opening drive of the second half. It capped off a 14-play, 75-yard drive.


Golden Gophers score before half

With five seconds remaining in the second quarter, Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner found Rashad Still for a 1-yard TD. Illinois trails 21-13 at halftime.


Brooks breaks loose

Minnesota RB Shannon Brooks broke off a 38-yard run for his second touchdown of the day. Illinois trails 14-10.


Golden Gophers tie it up

Minnesota RB Shannon Brooks found the end zone on this 5-yard run. Illinois and Minnesota are tied at 7-7 after the extra point.


QB keeper for a big gain

Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner called his own number and gained 33 yards to the Illinois 40-yard line. Illinois leads 7-0 in the first quarter


Illinois starts the scoring

Fighting Illini QB Wes Lunt found Malik Turner for a 13-yard touchdown to get on the board. Minnesota trails 7-0 in the first quarter.

W. Lunt pass,to M. Turner for 13 yds for a TD, (T. Zalewski KICK) (0:33)

Watch: Illinois vs. Minnesota

Both teams struggled in the last month with the Golden Gophers dropping four-straight and Illinois losing four of five, but both are still in the hunt for bowl eligibility. Live on ESPNews/WatchESPN

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

All eyes on Columbus, but this Saturday is key for other B1G teams: Indiana Minnesota, Illinois and Penn State. Indiana must win out to get bowl-eligible (and save Kevin Wilson's job?). Minnesota, Illinois both hard-luck teams ravaged by injuries but can salvage something with bowl trip. Gophers must win out, while win could help Bill Cubit in quest for permanent Illinois coaching job. Penn State still searching for first signature win under James Franklin -- beating Michigan would qualify.

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.646th
Rushing Yards133.9110th
Points For25.0Tied-95th
Points Against23.242nd

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