Gophers easily handle Eastern Illinois in opener
MINNEAPOLIS – Gophers coach Jerry Kill had so much respect for the Eastern Illinois Panthers that he compared them to North Dakota State, a lower-level team that has three straight national championships and two wins against his program.
Not even close.
Thursday’s opponent was ranked No. 11 in the Football Championship Subdivision, but Minnesota easily took care of Eastern Illinois 42-20 in the season opener at TCF Bank Stadium.
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