2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
3-4, 5th in Big Ten - West
Illinois comes back and upsets sixth-ranked Wisconsin (1:45)
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Champaign's poppin: Illini shock No. 6 Badgers

James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired and Illinois pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season, knocking off No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 on Saturday.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Wisconsin's loss at Illinois was devastating to the Badgers and the entire Big Ten, which could have made a case for two CFP teams if the Badgers' only loss had been to Ohio State. Undefeated Minnesota now leads the West Division, and the Buckeyes are again shouldering the league's CFP hopes.

Imatorbhebhe hauls in the Illinois TD (0:39)
Corbin flies to the end zone for the Illini TD (0:25)
Taylor finds the end zone from 5 yards out (0:25)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Wisconsin's first road game since Aug. 30 hasn't gone smoothly, despite an opening touchdown drive and a 210-124 edge in total yards. The Badgers only lead 13-7 at halftime and are fortunate not to be trailing after a penalty wiped out a long Illinois touchdown. Wisconsin needs to get its first-down run game going -- and more long runs in general -- after halftime. Jim Leonhard's defense has had a few uncharacteristic busts but no third-down conversions allowed.

Navarro takes off for 48-yard Illinois TD (0:34)
Coan ropes pass to Ferguson for the TD (0:31)
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6dTom VanHaaren

Illinois, Nebraska to kick off '21 season in Ireland

Nebraska and Illinois will play in the second installment of the Aer Lingus College Football Series on Aug. 28, 2021. Notre Dame and Navy will kick off the five-game series next season.

Michigan holds off Illinois' rally for fifth win (2:15)
Michigan's fumble recovery sets up Patterson's TD run (1:07)
Illinois' fumble recovery leads to TD (0:33)
Illinois' Imatorbhebhe bounces off tackle for TD (0:50)
Michigan's blocked punt leads to TD (1:07)
Haskins breaks free for 29-yard Michigan TD (0:26)
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Illinois QB Peters won't face ex-team Michigan

Injured Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters will miss Saturday's game against Michigan, the school from which he transferred as a graduate student to join the Illini.

Minnesota's Brooks scores first TD since return from injury (0:22)

Rodney Smith, Gophers run over Illinois on way to 40-17 win

Rodney Smith ran for a career-best 211 yards and a touchdown, Shannon Brooks added 111 rushing yards and a touchdown in his second game back from injury and Minnesota totaled 332 yards on the ground against Illinois in a 40-17 win on Saturday afternoon.

Team Stats

Passing Yards188.4108th
Rushing Yards145.989th
Points For29.7
Points Against29.6