Illinois finishes 4-8 after 37-34 loss to Northwestern
It’s the first Big 10 football win for the Illini in 21 tries.
50-15 blowout gives Illini more wins this season (3) than all of last season
Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw for a career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns.
Illinois quarterback suffered ankle sprain in opener & missed 2nd week play, also.
Team is 1-0 under new coach Tim Beckman, but starting QB Nathan Scheelhaase suffers ankle injury.
Illini proved too strong for UCLA on Saturday, 20-14
Illini drops to 6-2 and may fall out of Top 25 rankings
Illinois plays perennial Big Ten power Ohio State on Saturday.
The Illini needed to prove they could win on the road, stay among the shrinking unbeaten ranks and prove that those last three 3-point victories were the aberration, not the norm.