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Are conference-only games the right call for the Big Ten? (2:31)
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25dHeather Dinich and Mark Schlabach

Big Ten going to conference-only slate this fall

Big Ten athletic directors and presidents have decided on moving to a conference-only model for all fall sports, including football.

Big Ten preview: Can anybody challenge Ohio State? (2:02)
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73dAdam Rittenberg

Sources: Big Ten leaves return date to schools

As Illinois announced detailed plans for its athletes to return for voluntary activities in mid-June, sources told ESPN that the Big Ten is leaving that decision up to the conference's individual universities.

If Big Ten football did a Zoom call (1:23)
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195dBill Connelly

College football's 100 best games of 2019: 80-61

In this second installment, we're focusing on the most exciting upsets and near upsets of the year, from Georgia State's shocking win over Tennessee to Notre Dame's escape against Virginia Tech.

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Veteran Illinois assistant Byrd leaves program

Illinois defensive passing game coordinator and safeties coach Gill Byrd said Friday he is leaving the program because of an unspecified illness in his family.

Peters lobs to Barker for a 5-yard Illinois TD (0:30)

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Northwestern has had two one-win conference seasons in Pat Fitzgerald's 14 years as head coach. In both, the win came at Illinois in the season finale: 37-34 on 11/30/13 and 29-10 on 11/30/19. The Wildcats have won the last five Land of Lincoln trophy matchups (their longest win streak in the series) & are 10-4 vs. the Illini under Fitzgerald.

Iowa QB avoids sack, completes 40-yard pass (0:32)
Illinois runs play-action pass to perfection (0:35)
Goodson punches in Iowa TD (0:27)

Illini shock Spartans to become bowl eligible

Brandon Peters threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Barker with five seconds left, completing an incredible Illinois comeback to give the Illini a 37-34 victory over Michigan State on Saturday night.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards185.3105th
Rushing Yards144.2Tied-87th
Points For26.7183rd
Points Against25.478th