The Gophers achieve their goal, according to the StarTribune, they are going to the game bowl this year.
This time the destination isn't the important thing, but as tailback Donnell Kirkwood said, "It shows that we're getting better," reported the StarTribune.
It was not an easy game against Illinios, reported Minnesota Daily. Illinois had a chance to tie the game towards the middle of fourth quarter, but Illinois player, Scheelhaase fumbled in his own territory while trying to stretch out for a first down, and the Gophers recovered the ball.
The Gophers still have two games left and something to improve is their offense, since against Illinois both offenses struggled to move the ball consistently, reported the Minnesota Daily.