2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
2-10, 7th in Big Ten - West
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Illinois player ejected for tossing flag at ref (0:24)
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Northwestern runs over Illinois (0:39)
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Northwestern returns interception for 65 yards (0:47)
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Northwestern's Jackson scampers for 79-yard run (0:48)
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Strip sack results in Northwestern TD (0:38)
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Northwestern's Roberts scored TD on jet sweep (0:18)
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Northwestern's Dickerson grabs game-tying TD (0:20)
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Illinois snatches interception on 3rd-and-goal (0:24)
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Illinois' Thomas gets into the end zone untouched (0:31)
ESPN's Stats & Info

FPI sees Land of Lincoln Trophy staying in Evanston

Northwestern's six-game winning streak is the school's longest within one season since 1996. Wildcats RB Justin Jackson has averaged 158.3 rushing yards in three previous games vs. the Illini.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois and Missouri will play a four-game, home-and-home series from 2026 through 2029. The lllini and Tigers last meet in 2010 in St. Louis, which hosted their previous six meetings. Illinois will host games in 2026 and 2028, and Missouri will host in 2027 and 2029. Missouri holds a 17-7 edge in the all-time series.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois announces it will build a statue of former star Dick Butkus at the entrance to its new football performance center, expected to be completed before the 2019 season. Butkus was an All-America linebacker and center for the Illini, and won Big Ten MVP honors in 1963. "Usually when you get a statue you are in the dirt, so this will be very different," Butkus said in a statement. "I appreciate the tribute, but it is very humbling."

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Ohio State beats Illinois in a laugher (0:36)
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Illinois' backup QB runs in TD (0:47)
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Buckeyes extend lead with Victor's TD catch (0:36)

Team Stats

Passing Yards174.8105th
Rushing Yards105.6123rd
Points For15.3128th
Points Against31.591st