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Illinois Fighting Illini Photos

Illinois Fighting Illini Photos

  1. East St. Louis's Jeff Thomas reacts after his touchdown catch during the third quarter of the IHSA Class 7A high school championship football game against Plainfield North, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. East St. Louis defeated Plainfield North 26-13. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

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    East St. Louis's Jeff Thomas (4) runs down field with a touchdown reception during the third quarter of the IHSA Class 7A high school championship football game against Plainfield North, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. East St. Louis defeated Plainfield North 26-13. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

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  2. EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Wes Lunt #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini passes under pressure from Ifeadi Odenigbo #7 and Joe Gaziano #97 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on November 26, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 42-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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    EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Godwin Igwebuike #16 of the Northwestern Wildcats drops Reggie Corbin #2 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Ryan Field on November 26, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 42-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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  3. Illinois linebacker Tre Watson (33), defensive back Taylor Barton (3) and linebacker Hardy Nickerson (10) react as they walk on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Northwestern won 42-21. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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    EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Wes Lunt #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini passes against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on November 26, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 42-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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  4. EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Garrett Dickerson #9 of the Northwestern Wildcats crosses the goal line to score a touchdown in front of Taylor Barton #3 and Tre Watson #33 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Ryan Field on November 26, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 42-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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    EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats is brought down by Gimel President #14 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Ryan Field on November 26, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 42-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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  5. EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Hardee #19 of the Illinois Fighting Illini catches a pass against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on November 26, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 42-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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    Northwestern defensive line Ifeadi Odenigbo, left, sacks Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Northwestern won 42-21. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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