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Bob Nielson of Western Illinois, the reigning coach of the year in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, has been named the new head coach at South Dakota.
Tre Roberson scored his second rushing touchdown to kick off the fourth quarter as No. 2 seed Illinois State used three late scores to sweep past Western Illinois 36-19 in the second round of the
Nikko Watson ran for 152 yards and a touchdown and Western Illinois beat Dayton 24-7 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
Sean McGuire ran for a touchdown in the second overtime to give Western Illinois a 30-24 win over South Dakota State on Saturday.
Nikko Watson ran for three touchdowns including the game-winner in overtime as Western Illinois beat Indiana State 37-30 on Saturday.
Easton Stick threw four touchdown passes and North Dakota State routed Western Illinois 59-7 on Saturday night.
Zak Kennedy's third field goal of the game lifted Youngstown State to a 23-21 win over Western Illinois on Saturday in a matchup of FCS-ranked teams.
Marshaun Coprich ran for 206 yards and two scores as Illinois State defeated Western Illinois 48-28 on Saturday.
Nathan Knuffman kicked a field goal and David Griffith made a game-clinching interception, all in the final 3:18, as Western Illinois defeated Northern Iowa 24-19 on Saturday.
Trenton Norvell threw three touchdown passes and ran for another and Western Illinois beat South Dakota 40-21 on Saturday night.
Nathan Knuffman's 20-yard field goal with two seconds left lifted Western Illinois over Southern Illinois 37-36 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
De'Angelo Henderson ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns and Coastal Carolina won its home opener 34-27 over Western Illinois on Saturday.
Fifteen days after the Tim Beckman era abruptly ended at Illinois, the Bill Cubit era is off to an excellent start.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
It wouldn't surprise me to see Illinois block a punt today. Came close on the first two. I sat in on special teams meeting this week and coaches felt Western Illinois' Nathan Knuffman is vulnerable after having two punts blocked last week.
Lance Lenoir caught a touchdown pass and sparkled on punt and kickoff returns to help the Leathernecks beat Eastern Illinois 33-5 in a season-opener Thursday night.
A Western Illinois University linebacker soon will give an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder a precious gift in the game of life -- a bone marrow transplant.
Western Illinois upends Indiana State 34-20
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