5. Oct. 24 vs. Minnesota
Illinois has lost seven of their last nine to the Golden Gophers, who are coming off of their best season in school history. The Gophers are considered a favorite to win the division this season.
Probably still living off that big win in 2014 which ruined the chances at a better bowl (and started the patented end of season collapse w L 4 of 6).
There was also the time they hung 55 two years ago..