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2016 Schedule
2-4, 4th in Big Ten - West
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Breaking down Rutgers turnovers against Illinois (2:13)

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

And Illinois proves it's not the worst team in the Big Ten by crushing Rutgers, 24-7. It was an ugly game, with Rutgers producing five turnovers and Illinois mostly capitalizing off those miscues. Neither team looked very strong, and it's quite possible that neither team wins again this season. But on the ... uh ... plus side for RU, it ended an 11-quarter scoring drought. So there's that.


Rutgers ends drought, then throws pick-6

One possession after scoring their first points in three games, the Scarlet Knights threw an interception and Illinois' Darius Mosely took it 78 yards for a TD.

Rutgers ends drought, then throws a pick-six (0:54)
K. Foster run for 5 yds for a TD (1:11)

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rutgers-Illinois game is certainly living up to expectations, when it comes to featuring the Big Ten's two worst teams. On five first-half drives, RU committed three turnovers; Illinois has 5 penalties for 55 yards. Illinois leads 7-0, but this has been incredibly sloppy. Seems like the first one to 20 is going to win ... that is, if either team is even able to get there.


Illinois takes lead over Rutgers

Illinois QB Chayce Crouch connects with Kendrick Foster for a 5-yard TD. The Illini lead 7-0 in the second quarter on ESPNews.


Rutgers, Illinois trade red zone turnovers

Rutgers' Blessuan Austin comes up with a key interception in the end zone. On the next series, however, Illinois recovered a Rutgers fumble on the other end of the field.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Well, the Illinois-Rutgers game is already living up to the "hype" of featuring the Big Ten's two worst teams. Six minutes into the game, and each team has already produced one turnover, a combined three penalties and 0-for-3 on third-down conversions. This game is UGLY ...

Watch: Illinois vs. Rutgers

Illinois is coming off a last-second loss to Purdue but has a 58 percent FPI chance at knocking off Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights have been outscored 136-0 in their last two games against Ohio State and Michigan. Live on ESPNews/WatchESPN

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois QB Wes Lunt is out for today's game against Rutgers, so Chayce Crouch will get the start. That may not actually prove to be a bad thing for Illinois; Crouch rushed for 137 yards last week. He'll add another dimension to this offense, and that's not going to help RU's No. 104-ranked defense.

Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

Chayce Crouch taking snaps and Wes Lunt in warmups for Illinois. Looks like that's settled for today's game vs. Rutgers.

Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

Three-hundred-sixty degree view of warmups for Rutgers-Illinois


Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

An early kickoff means an early start for Rutgers football fans tailgating in the Scarlet lot. Noon kickoff against Illinois on ESPNews.

Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

Rutgers coach Chris Ash said when Lovie Smith used to coach the Bears, he would go watch Bears training camp as a young assistant. Tomorrow they coach against one another on ESPNews at 12ET.

Team Stats

Passing Yards181.5103rd
Rushing Yards189.850th
Points For26.386th
Points Against26.2Tied-60th

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