CHAMPAIGN — Austin Teitsma’s grin consumed seemingly his entire bearded face.
Then the Illinois defensive tackle produced a load roar while he made his way into the tunnel toward the Illini locker room.
Talk the win over with Juice Williams Monday at 5 on WDWS.
Team takes its bumps but grabs first Big Ten win
Wheaton’s Red Grange would have been proud of Wheaton’s Reilly O’Toole.
Bob Asmussen provides grades for both Illinois and Minnesota after Saturday's game.
Player of the game: Illini DB V’Angelo Bentley
Fans in the Horseshoe will know his name. And not because he is from Cleveland. His 12-yard fumble return for a touchdown saved the day for the Illini and handed a much-needed win to the program.
College football writer and AP Top 25 voter Bob Asmussen's thoughts about college football after Week 9:
This is it from Huff Hall. Illinois let a nine-point lead slip away in the fourth set, but the Illini rallied back to beat Purdue 26-24 and win the match 3-1. Offensively, it certainly wasn't Illinois' best, but the Illini's defense — the block in particular — kept them in the game. It's a huge win for Illinois that creates an even bigger logjam at the top of the Big Ten.
Two newcomers move into the area-best list as the regular season comes to a close. Fred Kroner’s rankings:
Minnesota Postgame 10-25-14: Play now!
Brian Moline and Martin O'Donnell break down a 28-24 homecoming win for the Illini over Minnesota.
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