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2020 Schedule
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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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Oluwole Betiku Jr.'s NFL draft profile (0:47)
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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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William Weinbaum ESPN 

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)
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Illinois runs play-action pass to perfection (0:35)
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Goodson punches in Iowa TD (0:27)
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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.

Illinois gets pick-6 for 2nd defensive TD of game (0:30)
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Illinois airs it out for 52-yard TD (0:29)
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Illinois' defense puts 6 on the board (0:28)
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Team Stats

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