Minnesota crashes homecoming, beats Illinois 40-17


CHAMPAIGN -- Minnesota outscored Illinois 19-3 in the fourth quarter, spoiling homecoming in Champaign with a 40-17 win.

Rodney Smith (Minnesota) rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Jeff George Jr. (Illinois) completed 16 of 34 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown in his first career home start.

Click the video above for highlights and a postgame report from Champaign. 

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