Illinois defensive passing game coordinator and safeties coach Gill Byrd said Friday he is leaving the program because of an unspecified illness in his family.
The crowd also broke into chants of “USA, USA.”
Security guards got into a shootout on Saturday morning with two people who tried to get into an unauthorized zone near the Superdome.
Garbers threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading California to a 35-20 win over Illinois on Monday in the Redbox Bowl.
Five people are dead after a small plane crashed in southern Louisiana on Saturday, according to authorities.
President Donald Trump used his appearance at the annual Army-Navy football game to pitch to the players an administration policy change that clears the way for athletes at the nation's military academies to play professional sports after they graduate and delay their active-duty service.
Griffin Crosa kicked three second-quarter field goals and North Dakota State's defense did the rest as the defending national champion Bison beat Illinois State 9-3 in an FCS quarterfinal on Saturday.
Broc Rutter threw for five touchdowns - four to Andrew Kamienski - and North Central (IL) dismantled Muhlenberg 45-14 on Saturday in a Division III semifinal game Saturday.
Northwestern hired Boston College's Mike Bajakian as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Wednesday.
Illinois will face California in the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 30.
Ohio State claimed the Big Ten title on Saturday with a 34-21 win over Wisconsin in Indianapolis.
James Robinson had two touchdowns in Illinois State's 23-14 win over Central Arkansas.
Northwestern has parted ways with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mick McCall after a miserable season.
The conditions Saturday at Memorial Stadium were a depressing combination of rain, wind and flop sweat. The home crowd was leaving wet and unhappy after witnessing rival Northwestern upset the bowl-bound Illini 29-10.
Austin Peay beat Eastern Illinois 35-7 and won the Ohio Valley Conference championship.
The Minnesota Gophers beat the Northwestern Wildcats 38-22 on Saturday after Tanner Morgan came out firing.
Mike Glass threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Eastern Michigan rolled past Northern Illinois 45-17 on Tuesday night.
D.J. Davis and Javon Williams both had their career-high in rushing yards and Southern Illinois ran past Western Illinois 45-21.
Shabari Davis returned a punt 36 yards for a touchdown and, trailing at halftime, Southeastern Missouri State scored three late touchdowns to defeat Eastern Illinois 26-12, winning at O'Brien Stadium for the first time since 2010.
Evan Hull had four rushing touchdowns, Chris Bergin added an 85-yard touchdown return on a blocked field goal, and Northwestern snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 45-6 victory over UMass on Saturday.