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CHAMPAIGN | Late in Illinois' win over Texas State last month, Illini receiver Mike Dudek went airborne above a defensive back, pulling in the go-ahead touchdown high over the desperate defender's flailing hands.
The aftermath from the Notre Dame academic scandal continued this week.
MADISON, Wis. | Melvin Gordon stumbled through the hole with a couple awkward steps, appearing as if he was about to fall face first into the turf.
Uncertainty at quarterback this late into the season can mean problems for an offense.
A look at what to watch in the Big Ten this weekend:
It's the dreaded game before "the game."
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Purdue quarterback Austin Appleby's 62-yard run midway through the third quarter was by design, but the sophomore was stunned the hole in front of him didn't snap shut after 4 or 5 yards.
The quarterback situation at Purdue remains under a dark, gloomy cloud.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt is expected to return Saturday against Purdue after he was a surprise scratch from the lineup last weekend at Nebraska, coach Tim Beckman said Monday.
LINCOLN, Neb. | Ameer Abdullah ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, Imani Cross added a career-high 109 yards and a TD, and No. 21 Nebraska beat Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. | Ameer Abdullah has the third-most rushing attempts in the nation and has touched the ball on one-third of Nebraska's plays from scrimmage.
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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