Jones’ kick return lifts No. 18 Iowa past Illinois 33-23

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Charlie Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa’s first touchdown as the Hawkeyes defeated Illinois 33-23. Iowa was trailing 10-0 in the first quarter when Jones took the kick in the right corner of the end zone and ran through a hole on the left side for […]

Illinois Fends Off Nebraska In 30-22 Season Opening Win

CHAMPAIGN — 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 to kick off the 2021 college football season. Illinois starting quarterback Brandon Peters left the game holding his left (non-throwing) shoulder after being sacked hard near […]

Badgers Pummel Illini In Season Opener 45-7

MADISON — Illini football tripped out of the gate and never found its footing in a season-opening 45-7 drubbing at Wisconsin last night. The Badgers dominated both sides of the ball, led by quarterback Graham Mertz, who converted 20 of his 21 passing attempts for 248 yards and five touchdowns — tying the all-time Wisconsin record in his first […]