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Illinois rolls over Northwestern, keeps bowl hopes alive

Nov. 27, 2021 19:56 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Peters threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and Illinois rolled over Big Ten rival Northwestern 47-14 on Saturday. With the resounding win to end the regular season, Illinois hopes to secure its second bowl bid in five years. ...

Illinois looks to keep bowl hopes alive against Northwestern

Nov. 26, 2021 15:19 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois must beat a struggling, determined Northwestern team at home on Saturday to keep alive the slimmest of hopes for a bowl bid. If Illinois (4-7, 3-5 Big Ten) can beat Northwestern (3-8, 1-7) and other things fall into place, the Illini...

Jones' kick return lifts No. 18 Iowa past Illinois 33-23

Nov. 20, 2021 19:48 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Charlie Jones ran the length of the field, and then kept running. Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa’s first touchdown and the Hawkeyes went on to beat Illinois 33-23 on Saturday. Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) was...

Defense dominates for Illinois in 14-6 win at Minnesota

Nov. 06, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chase Brown rushed 33 times for 150 yards, and the Illinois defense delivered six sacks and two interceptions of Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan on the way to a 14-6 victory on Saturday. Kerby Joseph picked off Morgan at the Illini 45-yard line...

Division-leading Gophers give stout run 'D' test vs. Illini

Nov. 04, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The thousand-mile distance from Big Ten country to South Texas where Jack Gibbens grew up was never too far for a budding linebacker to dream of one day playing in the thick of throwback, pound-it-on-the-ground football. Gibbens finally got his chance...

Rutgers edges Illinois 20-14 for its first Big Ten win

Oct. 30, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Noah Vedral threw for 138 yards and rushed for a touchdown to lead Rutgers past Illinois 20-14 on Saturday. Isaih Pacheco rushed 21 times for 91 yards and Kyle Monangai ran 15 times for 77 yards and a touchdown for Rutgers (4-4, 1-4 Big Ten). ...

Illinois has chance to show growth against Rutgers

Oct. 28, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week after outlasting Penn State on the road in an NCAA-record nine overtimes, Illinois has an opportunity to show the program is finally rounding into shape under first-year coach Bret Bielema. This week, it’s Rutgers (3-4, 0-4 Big Ten),...

Struggle is real when most Big Ten offenses enter red zone

Oct. 26, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For all the drama of Illinois' nine-overtime win at Penn State, the game was illustrative of the difficulties many Big Ten teams are encountering when their offenses get near the goal line. The Big Ten’s 14 teams have combined for the conference's...

Illini QB Artur Sitkowski out for season with broken arm

Oct. 26, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois quarterback Artur Sitkowski will miss the rest of the season after breaking his left arm against Penn State. Brandon Peters will start the Illini's home game against Rutgers on Saturday. Coach Bret Bielema announced Monday that Sitkowski...

Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State 20-18 in NCAA's 1st 9OT game

Oct. 23, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Over the course of an unprecedented nine overtimes, Illinois survived Penn State's botched attempt at a trick play, lost its quarterback and a powerful running back to injury, and failed to gain just three measly yards again and again. When...