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CHAMPAIGN | Trying to find a way to help Illinois hold onto a narrow lead Saturday, cornerback V'Angelo Bentley saw his opportunity in a fourth quarter pass thrown a little high.
Illinois has been a strong second-half team this season.
Pat Fitzgerald's hand isn't hovering over the panic button just yet.
SEATTLE | Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.
CHAMPAIGN | Illinois safety Taylor Barton says he's worked on the moment in practice. His receiver leaves him in the middle of the field and Barton lets him go, standing alone and trying to read the eyes of the quarterback, looking for a chan…
COLUMBUS, Ohio | Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was talking about his team being shut out for the first time in 30 years.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Illinois found itself on Saturday in the same place it was a week ago: down in the second half to the kind of team Big Ten schools schedule with comfortable wins in mind.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — For almost three full quarters Saturday, Wes Lunt's debut at Illinois was anything but what the quarterback wanted.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | If Illinois is stressing anything before today's opener against Youngstown State, it is the need to start fast.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | It was all but a given that Illinois would name Wes Lunt its starting quarterback. What is less certain is the quality of the players around the transfer from Oklahoma State.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Wins have been scarce in Jon Davis' first three seasons at Illinois, just 13 in all. Seven of those came his freshman year.
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