Northwestern upsets rival Illinois 29-10

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.

Illinois beat Hampton 120-71

Illinois beat Hampton 120-71 with help from Kofi Cockburn, the only freshman in the country with five double-doubles through six games.

Red hot Illini beat Rutgers 38-10

Three defensive takeaways, including a pick-6, and timely offense carried red-hot Illinois past Rutgers 38-10 on Saturday.   

Illinois beats Wisconsin 24-23 in huge upset

James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field as time expired and Illinois pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season, knocking off No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 on Saturday.