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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...

Big Ten preview: No. 2 Ohio St at No. 6 Michigan tops slate

Nov. 25, 2021 02:12 AM EST

Things to watch during Week 13 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 2 Ohio State at No. 6 Michigan The stakes are as they should be for a late November showdown between top-10 teams: winner goes to the Big Ten...

Clement's 3 TDs lead Northwestern St. past McNeese, 24-20

Nov. 20, 2021 17:15 PM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Zachary Clement threw three touchdown passes and Northwestern State knocked off McNeese, 24-20 to close out it season with two wins in its final three games Saturday. Deonta McMahon got the Cowboys on the board first with a 39-yard run for a...

Purdue rolls in second half to top Northwestern at Wrigley

Nov. 20, 2021 16:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Aidan O’Connell threw three touchdown passes to Milton Wright on Saturday to lead Purdue to a 32-14 victory over Northwestern at Wrigley Field. O’Connell was 29 for 39 for 423 yards and Wright had 213 yards on eight catches — both career highs —...

Northwestern, Purdue collide with Wrigley adding intrigue

Nov. 18, 2021 20:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pat Fitzgerald remembers the party-like atmosphere and the unusual circumstances the last time Northwestern played at Wrigley Field. It sure was an unforgettable experience. “I might call it unique,” Fitzgerald said. Northwestern...

Southeastern Louisiana rolls past Northwestern State, 56-28

Nov. 13, 2021 22:37 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Cole Kelley threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth in the first half and Southeastern Louisiana cruised to a 56-28 win over Northwestern State on Saturday. Kelly threw 39 yards to Anthony Spurlock on the Lions' opening drive, then punched...

Allen's big day helps No. 20 Wisconsin rip Northwestern 35-7

Nov. 13, 2021 22:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Braelon Allen understood the importance of his role following Chez Mellusi's injury, sidelining Wisconsin's leading rusher for the rest of the season. Allen handled that burden as effectively as he has accepted every other task assigned to him...

No. 20 Wisconsin seeks to stay hot as it hosts Northwestern

Nov. 11, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Northwestern (3-6, 1-4 Big Ten) at No. 20 Wisconsin (6-3, 4-2, No. 18 CFP), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN2). Line: Wisconsin by 24 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook Series record: Wisconsin leads 28-15-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Long memories motivate No. 20 Badgers against Northwestern

Nov. 11, 2021 12:51 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin vows it won’t overlook Northwestern as the 20th-ranked Badgers attempt to earn their sixth straight win and move a step closer to a Big Ten championship game berth. The wounds from their 17-7 loss at Northwestern last season are still...