2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
3-5, 5th in Big Ten - West
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Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State in first 9-OT game

Casey Washington caught a 2-point conversion pass from Brandon Peters to end the first nine-overtime game in NCAA history and lift Illinois over No. 7 Penn State 20-18 Saturday.


Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State 20-18 in NCAA's 1st 9OT game

— Over the course of an unprecedented nine overtimes, Illinois survived Penn State's botched attempt at a trick play, lost its quarterback and a powerful running back to injury, and failed to gain just three measly yards again and again.

Illinois stuns Penn State in 9th OT (0:41)
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5dAdam Rittenberg

Bielema: Roster comments not meant as critical

Illinois coach Bret Bielema says he has addressed his roster-related comments with the team, showing them the entire scope of his remarks, and that players understood his viewpoint.

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini: Full Highlights (1:45)
Chase Brown scores 80-yard rushing touchdown vs. Charlotte (0:22)
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers: Full Highlights (1:52)
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Virginia Cavaliers: Full Highlights (1:44)
Touchdown! Billy Kemp IV scores vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (0:21)
UTSA Roadrunners vs. Illinois Fighting Illini: Full Highlights (1:48)
Artur Sitkowski throws 15-yard TD Pass vs. UTSA Roadrunners (0:22)
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55dAdam Rittenberg

Illinois QB Peters (shoulder) returns to practice

Illinois QB Brandon Peters (shoulder) is back at practice after being injured in the season opener, but linebacker C.J. Hart will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.

Nebraska fan can't believe Illinois gets the scoop and score to end the half (0:51)
Martinez takes off for 75-yard TD run (0:38)

Team Stats

Passing Yards139.3124th
Rushing Yards188.842nd
Points For18.3248th
Points Against23.856th