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Illinois Fighting Illini Photos

Illinois Fighting Illini Photos

  1. FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Illinois coach Lovie Smith watches from the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Nebraska, in Champaign, Ill. Illinois started off the season with a pair of home victories and then things went sour as the Illini lost their next 10 games and finished the year as the only team in the Big Ten without a conference victory. (AP Photo/Stephen Haas, File)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Jeremy Larkin #28 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball as Tre Watson #33 of the Illinois Fighting Illini makes the grab for the stop at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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  2. CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Riley Lees #19 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball as Michael Marchese #42 of the Illinois Fighting Illini pursues at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Flynn Nagel #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball and is brought down from behind by Chris James #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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  3. CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball as Bennett Williams #4 of the Illinois Fighting Illini tries to make the tackle at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Cam Thomas #10 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs for a touchdown against the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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  4. CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Cam Thomas #10 of the Illinois Fighting Illini throws the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Kyle Queiro #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats tries for more yardage as Jaylen Dunlap #1 and Del'Shawn Phillips #3 of the Illinois Fighting Illini make the tackle at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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  5. CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Kyle Queiro #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs the ball as Del'Shawn Phillips #3 of the Illinois Fighting Illini wraps him up for the stop at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Cam Thomas #10 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs the ball as Trent Goens #54 of the Northwestern Wildcats tries to make the stop at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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