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3rd quarter recap: Minnesota 10, Illinois 3

Minnesota held Illinois to three total yards during the third quarter and the Golden Gophers now lead 10-3. Minnesota held the Fighting Illini to one yard on the ground during the quarter.

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2nd quarter recap: Illinois 3, Minnesota 3

Minnesota’s Donnell Kirkwood ran for 73 yards in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 3-3 at the end of the second. The Golden Gophers tied things up at three when a 10-play, 75-yard drive ended after Jordan Wettstein made a 20-yard field goal. Minnesota’s drive was keyed by Kirkwood’s 48-yard run.

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1st quarter recap: Illinois 3, Minnesota 0

Fans were treated to more punts than points in the first quarter, and Illinois leads 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. The teams’ stale offenses boomed a total of four punts in the quarter. The Fighting Illini scored when Nick Immekus kicked a 19-yard field goal to cap a nine-play, 89-yard drive, giving Illinois the game’s first lead.

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Week 11: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners.

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Next 'Journey' tells 3 more Big Ten stories

On tonight’s episode of “The Journey 2012″ presented by Best Buy at 7:30 p.m. ET, our crew continues to chronicle the Big Ten football season while telling the stories of  Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens, Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne, and Minnesota’s Connor Cosgrove, who is battling leukemia.

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