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There was a moment Saturday against Washington when it looked like Illinois' run game might take off.
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 chance to make ...
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.
Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt threw for three touchdowns and Taylor Barton returned an interception for a late score to secure a comeback win over Western Kentucky Saturday, 42-34.
To get ready this week for Western Kentucky's warp-speed offense, Illinois has been putting its defense through a high-pressure drill that forces them to defend three plays a minute.
For a moment on Saturday, it looked as though Illinois' turnover drought might end. Youngstown State quarterback Dante Nania delivered a ball right to Illini linebacker Mason Monheim's hands.
For a moment Saturday, it looked like Illinois' turnover drought might end. Youngstown State quarterback Dante Nania delivered a ball right to Illini linebacker Mason Monheim's hands.