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Illini Hopes Defense Returns Strong Against Gophers -- GAME SATURDAY ON WGIL
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois gave up 676 yards and 67 points in last week's overtime loss at Michigan.

Minnesota interim head coach Jeff Horton doesn't believe that's the defense he'll see Saturday when the Gophers travel to Champaign.

Illini head coach Ron Zook just hopes he's right.

Zook and Illinois (5-4, 3-3) are looking for win No. 6 and a trip back to the post season for the first time in three years.

With the struggling Gophers (1-9, 0-6) in town, you'd think they'd have the ideal opponent.

But Zook insists that Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber makes the Gophers an opponent to be feared.

But with this season lost, some Minnesota fans are ready to see the senior Weber give way to sophomore MarQueis Gray.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Hear the Illini take on Minnesota Saturday beginning at 11am on AM 1400 WGIL.
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