MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Illinois defense delivered six sacks and two interceptions of Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan on the way to a 14-6 victory.
Chase Brown rushed 33 times for 150 yards for the Illini.
Kerby Joseph picked off Morgan at the Illini 45-yard line with 38 seconds left. That halted the rally by the Gophers and stopped their four-game winning streak cold.
Minnesota fell to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten. Illinois is 4-6 and 3-4.
Brandon Peters was as sharp as he needed to be with 80 yards passing and a touchdown for Illinois.