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|Minnesota Upsets Illini With Comeback
|CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- DeLeon Eskridge rescued Minnesota from its tenth loss Saturday, leading the Gophers to a 38-34 comeback upset of Illinois with a last-minute touchdown run.
Eskridge scored three touchdowns for the Gophers (2-9, 1-6 Big Ten). The last, a 2-yarder, came with 16 seconds to play and capped an 80-yard drive engineered by quarterback Adam Weber. The quarterback kept it alive with a key 29-yard scramble on a third-and-10 play.
Weber finished 20 of 36 for 225 yards and two touchdowns.
The loss keeps Illinois (5-5, 3-4) a game short of bowl eligibility with Northwestern and Fresno St. still to play.
Mikel Leshoure led the Fighting Illini with 141 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns.
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