Illini falls to Minnesota, Illinois continues its struggle in the Big Ten
Another Saturday and another loss for Illinois in the Big Ten. Minnesota defeats The Illini 24-17. Saturday marked the first time freshmen QB Cam Thomas saw his first live game. Thomas finished 2-4, 33 passing yards, 1 interception, 10 rushing attempts, 79 rushing yards. Sophomore QB Jeff George Jr. took most of the work, 18-23, 128 yards and 1 TD. Illinois moves to 2-5 (0-4) on the season.