Boxscore
Minnesota 27, Illinois 7
Saturday, November 26, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - TCF Bank Stadium
Attendance - 41549

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Illinois 0 0 7 0 7
Minnesota 0 20 7 0 27

Recap


MarQuies Gray totaled 260 yards of offense and was responsible for three touchdowns, leading Minnesota to a 27-7 win over Illinois at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota (3-9, 2-6 Big Ten) leads the all-time series with the Fighting Illini 33-28-3 and has won nine of the last 12 meetings between the conference foes.

Illinois (6-6, 2-6 Big Ten) lost its sixth straight game and may have put the nail in the coffin of head coach Ron Zook’s time in Champaign.

Gray threw for 88 yards and rushed for 172 others – breaking the school’s single season quarterback rushing mark, held by Billy Cochran, with 971 yards on the ground this year.

Illinois starter Nathan Scheelhaase struggled to move the football, giving way to freshman Riley O’Toole, who finally got the chains moving for the Illini. He finished with 61 yards passing. Illinois managed only 11 first downs.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 12:40
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 7 - Illinois 0
2nd Quarter - 6:59
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 14 - Illinois 0
2nd Quarter - 1:17
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 17 - Illinois 0
2nd Quarter - 0:01
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 20 - Illinois 0
3rd Quarter - 8:59
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 27 - Illinois 0
3rd Quarter - 4:25
Illinois   TD  Minnesota 27 - Illinois 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Illinois Minnesota
W/L 6 - 6 - 0 3 - 9 - 0
Conference 2 - 6 - 0 2 - 6 - 0

Team Stats

  Illinois Minnesota
Score 7 27
First Downs 11 19
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-15
13%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 160 333
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-82 53-248
Average/Rush 2.6 4.7
Passing
Comp-Att 15-27 7-15
Passing Yards 78 85
Average/Pass Play 2.4 5.0
Penalties-Yards 5-50 2-30
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 25:58 34:02

PLAYER STATS

Illinois (6 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. O'Toole 11/21 63 0 0
N. Scheelhaase 4/6 15 0 0
Minnesota (3 - 9)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Gray 7/14 85 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Ford 11 43 3.9 0
T. Pollard 6 33 5.5 1
R. O'Toole 6 26 4.3 0
J. Prosch 1 9 9.0 0
N. Scheelhaase 8 -29 -3.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gray 27 167 6.2 2
D. Bennett 23 57 2.5 0
D. Kirkwood 3 24 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jenkins 4 30 7.5 0
J. Kumerow 3 15 5.0 0
M. LaCosse 1 11 11.0 0
J. Davis 1 8 8.0 0
R. Lankford 1 6 6.0 0
D. Millines 2 5 2.5 0
S. Harris 1 5 5.0 0
J. Ford 2 -2 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. McKnight 4 46 11.5 0
C. McGarry 1 17 17.0 0
B. Green 1 14 14.0 0
J. Rabe 1 8 8.0 1
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