No Mike Epstein a big loss considering last years upset win over the Gophers, he could have made a difference in the Nebraska game. Corbin had a field day running over Minnesota last year. I have many friends who are Gopher fans. They play down to their competition at times (sorry to the more sensitive Illini fans), this could be a high scoring game again but I give the Gophers the edge in Minneapolis. Gophers 44 Illini 30. Prove me wrong, Go Illini!!!!