Gophers Saturday replay

  • Updated: October 28, 2007 - 7:30 PM


Recap: The Gophers kept the score close for a half, but Michigan, playing without quarterback Chad Henne and tailback Mike Hart, put the hammer down in the second half. Trailing 10-0, the Wolverines ripped off 34 unanswered points to hand the Gophers their seventh consecutive loss. Freshman quarterback Adam Weber struggled against Michigan's pressure and completed only 14 of 30 passes for 99 yards. He lost one fumble and was sacked three times. Safety Dominique Barber scored on a 46-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Duane Bennett (106 yards on 20 carries) became the first Gophers freshman to crack 100 rushing yards since 2003.


When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday, Metrodome

TV, radio: Big Ten Network, 830-AM

Records: Illinois 6-3, 3-2 Big Ten; Gophers 1-8, 0-5

The skinny: Gophers coach Tim Brewster will face his alma mater for the first time. Illinois became bowl-eligible and stopped a two-game losing streak with a 28-17 victory against Ball State. Illinois leads the Big Ten and ranks eighth nationally in rushing (240.6 yards per game), but the Illini are 114th nationally in passing (146.6 yards). This will be the first meeting between the teams since 2004. The Gophers have won the past three meetings and six of the past seven.



Records: Wisconsin 7-2, 3-2 Big Ten; Ohio State 9-0, 5-0

The skinny: The top-ranked Buckeyes showed they are a legitimate contender for the national title with a thorough 37-17 thrashing of Penn State on the road Saturday night. Ohio State's defense is playing at an incredibly high level right, and its offense is improving by the week. The Badgers gained some confidence by hammering Indiana after a difficult few weeks, but it will be a tall order to win in Columbus.

Bragging rights

First-year Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has pointed to this game since taking over the program last winter, but the Spartans are not exactly brimming with confidence right now. They are 1-4 in conference play after blowing a 14-point halftime lead against Iowa. It's hard to imagine Michigan quarterback Chad Henne and tailback Mike Hart -- both of whom did not play against the Gophers because of injuries -- will want to miss this game.


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Toronto 77 4th Qtr
Indiana 68
Cleveland 51 3rd Qtr 11:03
Detroit 41
Milwaukee 54 3rd Qtr
Miami 50
Memphis 7 1st Qtr 8:06
Dallas 11
Chicago 9:30 PM
Golden State
Washington 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
NY Rangers 0 3rd Prd
NY Islanders 2
Arizona 3 3rd Prd
Philadelphia 3
Winnipeg 2 3rd Prd
Pittsburgh 2
Washington 2 3rd Prd
Columbus 3
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Carolina 2
Dallas 1 2nd Prd 12:57
Montreal 3
Detroit 3 2nd Prd 11:49
Florida 2
Colorado 0 2nd Prd
Nashville 0
Buffalo 8:00 PM
Minnesota 8:30 PM
Anaheim 9:00 PM
Ball State 44 2nd Half 1:58
Akron 59
Northern Ill 41 2nd Half 3:53
Bowling Green 51
Western Mich 61 2nd Half 1:49
Buffalo 71
Ohio 40 FINAL
Eastern Mich 76
Xavier 52 2nd Half 6:15
Georgetown 38
Vanderbilt 55 2nd Half 1:56
Georgia 61
West Virginia 51 2nd Half 8:07
Kansas State 45
Central Mich 45 2nd Half 3:53
Kent State 53
Saint Josephs 46 2nd Half 0:55
La Salle 47
Nebraska 44 2nd Half 0:04
Michigan 58
Miami-Ohio 63 2nd Half 1:29
Toledo 65
Tulsa 55 2nd Half 1:52
Tulane 48
George Washington 35 2nd Half 5:42
VA Commonwealth 59
Pittsburgh 56 2nd Half 3:42
Virginia Tech 51
Indiana State 30 1st Half 2:29
Evansville 32
Tabor College 24 2nd Half
Oral Roberts 43
Florida 8:00 PM
Tennessee 8:00 PM
Texas A&M 8:00 PM
Baylor 8:00 PM
Oklahoma State
DePaul 0 Postponed
Providence 0
Michigan State 0 Postponed
Rutgers 0
Wyoming 8:00 PM
Utah State
Fresno State 8:05 PM
San Diego St
UNLV 9:00 PM
SD Christian 9:00 PM
Colorado State 10:00 PM
Boise State
Coastal Carolina 65 FINAL
High Point 73
Columbia International 33 FINAL
Charleston Southern 74
Temple 71 2nd Half 0:51
UCF 54
Campbell 40 2nd Half 1:55
Presbyterian 47
Gardner-Webb 43 2nd Half 3:49
Radford 51
UNC-Asheville 53 2nd Half 0:40
Liberty 60
Winthrop 61 2nd Half 0:14
Longwood 61
Tulane 26 1st Half 0:41
Houston 18
(3) Baylor 46 2nd Half
TCU 34
Navy 22 2nd Half
American Univ 32
Valparaiso 15 2nd Half
Illinois-Chicago 24
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