2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
6-6, 4th in Big Ten - West

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)
17d
Illinois runs play-action pass to perfection (0:35)
17d
Goodson punches in Iowa TD (0:27)
17d
30d

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)
38d
Illinois airs it out for 52-yard TD (0:29)
38d
Illinois' defense puts 6 on the board (0:28)
38d
Peters' 54-yard scamper sets up Illinois TD (0:40)
38d
Rutgers and Illinois have a clap off pregame (0:24)
38d
Illinois strikes first on Brown's TD run (0:19)
38d
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44d

Badgers hold grudge after 'Jump Around' trolling

Badgers tight end Jake Ferguson said the playing of "Jump Around" during and after road losses to Ohio State and Illinois definitely "stings" and that players won't forget.

Corbin sneaks by defenders for 20-yard score (0:18)
45d
Illinois' Adams returns INT to the house (0:23)
45d
Bottom-10 team Illinois struck back vs. Wisconsin (3:14)
47d
Illinois comes back and upsets sixth-ranked Wisconsin (1:45)
52d

Team Stats

Passing Yards177.0110th
Rushing Yards142.491st
Points For27.3203rd
Points Against25.4