The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team made every effort to play without senior and team leader Eric Decker, and despite strong play making and good judgement by other team leaders, the Golden Gophers couldn't pull off a win against Illinois. With a final score of 35-32, the Minnesota Golden Gophers clearly tried and almost succeeded.
Adam Weber pushed his touchdown pass record up to 51 and now only trails the University of Minnesota record for most career touchdown passes by 4. Cedric McKinley a Gopher Defenseman made his career high tackles.
Minnesota Gophers fans are eager for Eric Decker to return to the field. The team will play at TCF Bank Stadium this Saturday against South Dakota State