Wisch: By Not Yet Naming QB, Beckman Making A Smart CallWes Lunt will emerge as Illinois' starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.
Illini Let 3 QBs Compete As They Weigh When To Name Starting QBIllini coach Tim Beckman might not make a decision until summer.
Northwestern Routs Illinois 50-14Northwestern wanted to bolster its chances for a big-time bowl game. The Wildcats did that and more. Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern beat Illinois 50-14 on Saturday.
No. 25 Michigan Dominates Illini In 45-0 WinDenard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win over Illinois on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech Blows Out Illinois 52-24Illinois had been waiting almost three weeks for injured quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to play again.
O'Toole Leads Illini By Charleston Southern, 44-0Reilly O'Toole threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns and receiver Ryan Lankford had 97 yards and two scores to lead Illinois to a 44-0 win Saturday over Charleston Southern.
With Scheelhaase Out, Illini Fall To Arizona State 45-14Illinois missed starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, to be sure. But he doesn't play defense, and that was the area where the Illini struggled mightily against Arizona State.
No. 15 Wisconsin Rallies To Beat Illinois, 28-17Wisconsin's offense was sputtering and pesky Illinois looked primed to end its losing streak when Badgers coach Bret Bielema made his team a bold locker room promise.
Wisch: Zook’s Decision To Play O’Toole A Real Head-ScratcherBaffled was again how I found myself last Saturday when Illinois’ seventh-year head coach opted to burn highly touted freshman quarterback Reilly O’Toole’s redshirt eligibility – by playing him for three meaningless snaps in the fourth quarter of a season opener vs. Arkansas State.