Wisconsin, Miami and Missouri were each favored by at least 17 points -- and all three lost. In the West, Oregon won to keep the Pac-12's playoff hopes alive.
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- Badgers to regroup after 'signature win' for Illini
- Illinois, Nebraska to kick off '21 season in Ireland
- Illinois QB Peters won't face ex-team Michigan
- Illinois RB Epstein lost for year with knee injury
The Badgers, "outplayed" and "out-executed" by Illinois, must put the upset loss behind them, they said.
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.
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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.
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.
Hassan Haskins ran for 125 yards and a touchdown, Zach Charbonnet added 116 yards rushing, and No. 16 Michigan needed a late surge to put away Illinois 42-25 on Saturday.
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.
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.
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