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Illinois At Minnesota Score Update: John Rabe Makes It 14-0 For The Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have extended their lead over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Senior Day at TCF Bank Stadium.

After the Gophers' defense once again forced the Illini into a three-and-out, they started out in Illinois territory at the 46-yard line. It took just seven plays from there, as MarQueis Gray got into a bit of a groove passing the football, finding Da'Jon McKnight for gains of 16 and 11 yards to move the ball inside the Illinois red zone. On a 3rd-and-5 play from the Illinois' 8-yard line, Gray faked a handoff, rolled out to the right and, when it looked like he was going to run, flipped one to a wide open John Rabe in the end zone. The replay confirmed that it was an 8-yard touchdown pass, and the Jordan Wettstein extra point made it 14-0, Minnesota.

The Gopher defense continues to be impressive, as they've already set a season high with four sacks on the day, and we're not even to halftime. In fact, the Illinois offense, with seven minutes remaining in the first half, has minus-one yards of total offense to their name, and have yet to pick up a first down.

With seven minutes left in the first half at TCF Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Golden Gophers lead the Illinois Fighting Illini, 14-0.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.