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.
Tre Harbison rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown and John Richardson kicked a 25-yard field goal with 41 seconds left to give Northern Illinois a 31-28 win over Toledo after blowing a 21-point fourth quarter lead Wednesday night.
Brandon Peters threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Barker with five seconds left, completing an incredible Illinois comeback to give the Illini a 37-34 victory over Michigan State on Saturday night.
San Fenlason kicked four field goals, three in the second half, to lead Illinois State to a 27-18 win over South Dakota State on Saturday in a battle of highly-ranked Missouri Valley Conference teams.
One stat jumps out at Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio when he talks about Illinois.
Florida State fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season.
Three defensive takeaways, including a pick-6, and timely offense carried red-hot Illinois past Rutgers 38-10 on Saturday.
Javon Williams Jr. ran for two touchdowns and Nico Gauldoni kicked three field goals as Southern Illinois beat Indiana State, 23-17 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference battle Saturday afternoon.
Clint Ratkovich scored on a 9-yard run with 34 seconds left and Western Illinois won for the first time in 364 days with a 38-34 victory over South Dakota on Saturday.
Quinten Dormady threw for three touchdowns as Central Michigan built a big first-half lead and finished off Northern Illinois, 48-10 on Saturday afternoon.