Friday, November 02, 2007

On the Road Again

The Illini are headed to Minnesota, where they will play a struggling team with a first year coach (an Illini alum) who desparately need a win. But, just a few weeks ago, the Illini went on the road to play a struggling team, and lost. Could the same thing happen in the Metrodome?

Given what's already happened during the 2007 college football season, I can't rule it out. In fact, the Illini looked a lot like Minnesota just a few years ago, and that's why the Illini can't be overconfident, even though they are 12-point favorites. Plus, the Illini haven't won at the Metrodome since 1994.

However, like most Illini, I expect a win this year. The Gophers have a very young roster including a redshirt freshman QB, and our defense is experienced. Given the weakness of the Gophers' run defense, Rashard Mendenhall should have a great game. Plus, a win should clinch a bowl game.

Go Illini!

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