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2015 Schedule
5-7, 5th in Big Ten - West
Northwestern fends off Illinois (1:12)
Northwestern reaches 10-win plateau again (1:08)
Northwestern celebrates winning the Land of Lincoln Trophy (2:19)

Jackson doubles Northwestern's lead

The 16th-ranked Wildcats are up 21-7 on Illinois on ESPNU, after this 3-yard TD run by Justin Jackson.

AP Photo/Jeff Haynes

Watch: (16) Northwestern vs. Illinois

Since 1900, Northwestern has won nine or more games six times, five of which Pat Fitzgerald has been a part. Fitzgerald has coached the Wildcats to three such seasons (2008, 2012, 2015) and was a player on the 1995 and 1996 teams that won or shared the Big Ten title. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Illinois gives Bill Cubit 2-year agreement

Cubit was named interim head coach Aug. 28 after coach Tim Beckman was let go. Cubit has led the Fighting Illini to a 5-6 record with a win needed over Northwestern today to become bowl eligible. The extension will keep the length of his contract at two years and pay Cubit $1.2M per year.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Comment from interim Illinois AD Paul Kowalczyk with announcement of Bill Cubit's two-year deal to remain head coach.

Typical afternoon in the Windy City

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Illini consider hiring Cubit permanently

Illinois is exploring the idea of making interim football coach Bill Cubit the permanent coach and giving him a two-year deal, according to the Chicago Tribune. Interim athletic director Paul Kowalczyk said a decision would be announced Sunday.

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Brooks breaks off another TD

Minnesota RB Shannon Brooks busted loose for a 75-yard touchdown run, his third score of the game. Illinois trails 32-23 late in the fourth quarter.


Fighting Illini open with a TD

Illinois QB Wes Lunt found Andrew Davis for a 6-yard touchdown on its opening drive of the second half. It capped off a 14-play, 75-yard drive.


Golden Gophers score before half

With five seconds remaining in the second quarter, Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner found Rashad Still for a 1-yard TD. Illinois trails 21-13 at halftime.

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.646th
Rushing Yards133.9110th
Points For25.0Tied-95th
Points Against23.243rd

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