Illinois is 2-2 overall through five weeks of the season and has lost its last two games.

Week 6 may not be what Illinois needed, as the Fighting Illini are having to travel to play a 4-0 Minnesota team. The Golden Gophers may not be blowing teams out, but their offense has shown recently that it is capable of putting up big points.

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In Minnesota’s last game, the Gophers went to Purdue and won 38-31. Lovie Smith and the Fighting Illini’s defense have a tall task ahead of itself.

On Monday, during his weekly press conference, Smith talked up the Gophers’ offense:

Smith brought up that the Minnesota wide receivers are taller pass-catchers. The Illini defensive backs will have to use every ounce of their athleticism to be successful after giving up 42 points to Nebraska two weeks ago.

Game time for Illinois-Minnesota is set for 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on BTN.