Illinois quarterback Artur Sitkowski will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken left arm during Saturday's win over Penn State.
With Oklahoma and Cincinnati narrowly escaping this week, which contenders can we actually trust?
- Illini QB Sitkowski (broken arm) out rest of '21
- Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State in first 9-OT game
- Bielema: Roster comments not meant as critical
- Badgers list QB Mertz as questionable vs. Illini
Illinois and Penn State just kept playing. The record-long game made for some weird numbers.
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.
— 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 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.
— Chez Mellusi ran for 145 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin beat Illinois 24-0 on Saturday.
— Wisconsin will try to get back on track against Illinois on Saturday after suffering consecutive losses for just the fifth time in seven seasons under coach Paul Chryst.
Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz is listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Illinois after a chest injury.
— Purdue needed backup quarterback Aidan O’Connell to deliver in a pinch Saturday.
— Joseph Petrino kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to lift Maryland over Illinois 20-17 on Friday night.
— After seeing his offense start slowly in its season-opening win over William & Mary, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall designed his practices this week to correct that.
— As impressive as UTSA was on Saturday in beating Illinois 37-30, you’d never guess the Roadrunners’ football program is only a decade old.
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.
— Under a new coach, with fans packed into the stands for the first time since 2019 and its backup quarterback at the helm, Illinois beat Nebraska 30-22 on Saturday to kick off the 2021 college football season.