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Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase scored a 1-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left Saturday to lead No. 24 Illinois to a 38-35 comeback win over Northwestern.
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There are cheap shots, and then there are plays like that above. Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown kneed Northwestern lineman Patrick Ward in the groin in the first half of their game, prompting Ward to react just how you and I would’ve. I probably would’ve gotten up 25 or 30 minutes later (well, maybe more) and [...]
Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase scored a 1-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left Saturday to lead No. 24 Illinois to a 38-35 comeback win over Northwestern. The sophomore QB threw for a career-high 391 yards and three touchdowns for the Illini (5-0, 1-0). All three TD passes went to A.J. Jenkins, who had 12 catches for a school-record 268 yards.
Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa threatened to steal the show, but Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase owned the last act. Scheelhaase squirmed his way into the end zone from a half-yard out with 13 seconds left Saturday to lead No. 24 Illinois back -- for the second time -- to beat Northwestern, 38-35.
It was a week where one school’s marketing slogan became a motivational rallying cry for the other school in the state. Northwestern has been promoting themselves as “Chicago’s Big Ten Team” for a season and half, and today Illinois made stated pretty loudly how they felt about it.
Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase scored a 1-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left to lead #22...
That type of conduct won't be accepted, Illinois coach Ron Zook said.
Who said a center can't be tall? Sure, some have trouble getting their pads low enough to neutralize short, hard-charging nose tackles. But technique is more important than height. Just ask Fighting Illini center Graham Pocic. Now in his second year as a starter, he's compensated quite nicely despite being one of the tallest centers in captivity.
Illinois drove 69 yards in the final minute to remain perfect with a 38-35 win over Northwestern. Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins had a school-record 269 yards and three touchdowns.
Northwestern and Illinois will fight for the Land of Lincoln Trophy on Saturday, but a lot more is on the line in this rivalry. Both the Wildcats and Fighting Illini are finding reasons to be motivated, setting the stage for an entertaining clash on Saturday.
PurpleWildcats.com talks about the Fighting Illini with Scout.com's Illinois affiliate, InsideIllini.com. II publisher Jack Lyman answers some questions on Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois' early success, how Illini fans perceive this rivalry, and more.
The Fighting Illini football team hosts Northwestern Saturday for Homecoming. This game begins the Big 10 season and is extremely important for both teams. InsideIllini asked Chris Emma, publisher of the Northwestern Scout website, to answer questions of interest to Illini fans. His answers follow.
The University of Illinois softball team used its trio of pitchers to throw a no-hitter against visiting Parkland on Friday afternoon, coming away victorious, 14-0.
The Fighting Illini football team came back from deficits twice to pull out an exciting 38-35 triumph over the inspired Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium Saturday. Hope was fading when the Illini put together two big fourth quarter scoring drives for the win. The Illini are now 5-0, 1-0 in the Big Ten, with their first Big Ten road game upcoming at Indiana.
It's Homecoming again, the 102nd year the Fighting Illini have encouraged their alumni to return for a gala weekend, topped off by a rugged Big 10 football game. This year, Northwestern invades Memorial Stadium with payback in mind and their star quarterback ready for action. The Illini are preparing for a war to begin the conference season.