D.J. Davis and Javon Williams both had their career-high in rushing yards and Southern Illinois ran past Western Illinois 45-21 on Saturday.
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Freshman Jalen Bussey sprinted 65 yards for a touchdown on his first collegiate carry and finished with 123 yards as FCS top-ranked North Dakota State rolled to its 31st consecutive victory, beating Western Illinois 57-21 on Saturday.
Clint Ratkovich scored on a 9-yard run with 34 seconds left and Western Illinois won for the first time in 364 days with a 38-34 victory over South Dakota on Saturday.
Nathan Mays completed just 10 passes but four of them went for touchdowns and Joe Alessi ran for 156 yards and two scores as Youngstown State roughed up Western Illinois 59-14 on Saturday.
James Robinson scored three rushing touchdowns, Jeff Proctor added a fourth on the ground, and Illinois State defeated Western Illinois 28-14 on Saturday.
Kurt Wilderman threw two touchdown passes to Dakota Caton and Indiana State came from behind by scoring 20 unanswered second-half points to beat winless Western Illinois 20-10 on Saturday.
Peyton Huslig threw for 315 yards and four touchdowns and Missouri State earned its first win in almost a year beating Western Illinois 37-31 in triple overtime on Saturday.
Bailey Fisher threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more as Tennessee Tech built a big lead and cruised past Western Illinois, 38-24 in a nonconference game Saturday night.
Logan Jones ran for 167 yards and two touchdowns and Montana State defeated Western Illinois 23-14 on Saturday.
Collin Hill had two long touchdown passes in the first quarter and two more scoring passes before halftime as Colorado State pounded Western Illinois, 38-13 in its home opener on Saturday.
North Alabama scored key touchdowns on a long run and an even longer pass and the Lions defeated Western Illinois 26-17 in a season opener on Thursday night.
The Gophers announced Tuesday they've added the Leathernecks for Sept. 10, 2022, giving them five straight home games to start the slate for the first time since 1933.
Khalen Saunders didn't have a single FBS scholarship offer out of high school. Now, he's about to cap a whirlwind three months of personal and professional joy as an NFL draft pick.
Pro Football Focus picks the under-the-radar prospects they like more than the general consensus. Here's why they could be draft steals.
NFL prospect Khalen Saunders of Western Illinois elected to stay at the Senior Bowl after he was informed that his fiancée had gone into labor back in Chicago. She gave birth Tuesday.
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
Bob Nielson of Western Illinois, the reigning coach of the year in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, has been named the new head coach at South Dakota.
Fifteen days after the Tim Beckman era abruptly ended at Illinois, the Bill Cubit era is off to an excellent start.
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It wouldn't surprise me to see Illinois block a punt today. Came close on the first two. I sat in on special teams meeting this week and coaches felt Western Illinois' Nathan Knuffman is vulnerable after having two punts blocked last week.
A Western Illinois University linebacker soon will give an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder a precious gift in the game of life -- a bone marrow transplant.
Northwestern RB Solomon Vault scored two touchdowns in the Wildcats' 24-7 win against Western Illinois.