How to Watch No. 24 Illinois (5-1) vs. Minnesota (4-1)
Game Time: 11 a.m.
TV Channel: Big Ten Network
Online Streaming: BTN+
Radio: All Illinois football games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information.
Odds: ILL +6.5 / O/U 39.5
Head Coach: Bret Bielema (10-8, 2nd season)
2021 Record: 5-7 (4-5 Big Ten)
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Head Coach: PJ Fleck (39-24, 6th season)
2021 Record: 9-4 (6-3 Big Ten)
What Happened The Last Time These Teams Played?
MINNEAPOLIS — There’s something about this Bret Bielema squad and ranked teams on the road.
After knocking off No. 7 Penn State in historic fashion two weeks ago, the Illini traveled to No. 20 Minnesota on Saturday and knocked off the Golden Gophers, 14-6.
Offensively, the Illini’s recipe for success was the ground game. Chase Brown led the way for the rushing attack, notching 147 yards on 32 carries and sparked a dominant opening half. The Illini couldn’t get much going in the second half, but luckily didn’t need to after mounting a lead early.