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Illini Stunned By Homecoming Loss to Gophers

Rejus Benn (AP)

A beautify day, cloudless sky and temperature in the low 80's, greeted a sellout crowd of returning alumni for Homecoming Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Unfortunately, the Minnesota put a damper on the festivities with a 27-20 upset of the Fighting Illini. This loss hurt.

Coach Zook said afterward that all the players must share the responsibility for the loss, one of the most aggravating in recent memory. "We didn't deserve to win that game. It was a game where the offense, defense, and special teams had their part in it. We had chances to make things happen, and we didn't capitalize on it." Zook was aware of this possibility ahead of time. He did his utmost...

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