College Football

Illinois Fighting Illini (5-7)


Sat. 11/6 Sat. 11/20 Sat. 11/27
@ Minn
W 14-6
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@ Iowa
L 23-33
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vs. NW
W 47-14
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Illinois rolls over Northwestern, keeps bowl hopes alive

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.

"It's been fun to build this thing," first-year Illinois coach Bret Bielema said. "If we get a bowl bid, I would welcome the practices and being allowed one more game with these guys (seniors)."

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Peters1170
Passing TDs: B. Peters7
Rushing Yards: C. Brown1005
Rushing TDs: C. Brown5
Receiving Yards: I. Williams525
Receiving TDs: D. Barker4
Interceptions: K. Joseph5
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/28 vs. Nebraska W 30 - 22
9/4 vs. UTSA L 30 - 37
9/11 at Virginia L 14 - 42
9/17 vs. Maryland L 17 - 20
9/25 at Purdue L 9 - 13
10/2 vs. Charlotte W 24 - 14
10/9 vs. Wisconsin L 0 - 24
10/23 at 7 Penn State W 20 - 18
10/30 vs. Rutgers L 14 - 20
11/6 at 20 Minnesota W 14 - 6
11/20 at 17 Iowa L 23 - 33
11/27 vs. Northwestern W 47 - 14
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
2 Michigan 8-1 11-1
7 Ohio State 8-1 10-2
11 Michigan State 7-2 10-2
Penn State 4-5 7-5
Maryland 3-6 6-6
Rutgers 2-7 5-7
Indiana 0-9 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
13 Iowa 7-2 10-2
Wisconsin 6-3 8-4
Minnesota 6-3 8-4
Purdue 6-3 8-4
Illinois 4-5 5-7
Nebraska 1-8 3-9
Northwestern 1-8 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3957 (115)
Passing Yards: 1874 (126)
Rushing Yards: 2083 (57)
Points per game: 20.2 (122)
Yards per game: 329.8 (116)
Touchdowns: 25 (123)
Field Goals: 18 (27)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4395 (56)
Passing Yards: 2582 (53)
Rushing Yards: 1813 (68)
Points per game: 21.9 (34)
Yards per game: 366.3 (54)
Touchdowns: 28 (24)
Field Goals: 18 (119)
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