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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. ...

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...

No. 18 Iowa clings to West hopes entering game with Illini

Nov. 18, 2021 19:52 PM EST

Illinois (4-6, 3-4 Big Ten) at No. 18 Iowa (8-2, 5-2, No. 17 CFP), Saturday at 2 p.m. EST (FS1). Line: Iowa by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Illinois leads 38-36-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Big Ten preview: Spartans visit Ohio State for key East game

Nov. 18, 2021 03:14 AM EST

Things to watch during Week 12 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Michigan State at No. 5 Ohio State Michigan fans must do what does not come naturally for them Saturday: root for Ohio State (9-1, 7-0). The...

Without Bielema, Illini out to end No. 18 Iowa's dominance

Nov. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa-Illinois football rivalry is nothing like it was decades ago. The 18th-ranked Hawkeyes head into Saturday's home game on a seven-game win streak in the series. Illinois’ last win came in 2008, and the teams didn’t play again until...

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),...

STAT WATCH: Buffalo's 11 sacks are most in FBS since 2019

Oct. 25, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

Buffalo is back on top of the Mid-American Conference sacks chart after its school-record performance against Akron. The Bulls have been the MAC's leading sack team the past two years, but had slipped a bit this season under a new coaching staff and were fifth entering...