The Gophers and Beavers are scheduled to play the first game of the series on Sept. 13, 2014 in Minneapolis at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota will return the favor by traveling to Corvallis the following season to face Oregon State on Sept. 12, 2015 at Reser Stadium. The programs have met three times, all in Minneapolis, with Minnesota winning the last game 42-12 during the 1981 season. The Gophers lead the overall series 2-1.
McCrary, Gophers Run Past Illinois 24-17
Kobe McCrary rushed for 153 yards and Jonathan Celestin added an interception return for a touchdown as Minnesota beat Illinois, 24-17.
Elite Access: Minnesota Preps for BTN Tailgate!
Go behind the scenes of BTN Tailgate on Set-Up Day -- the BTN pregame show is coming to Minneapolis for Gophers-Fighting Illini!
The Gophers have 43 players from Minnesota on the current roster. Head coach P.J. Fleck has made it a mission to lock up recruiting within a six to eight hour radius of the Twin Cities.