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Numbers of the game: Illinois vs. Penn State

November 1, 2015

5 numbers to know:0 — Illinois was shut out for the first time since 2012. 8 — The Illini committed eight penalties for a total of 80 yards. 44 — Number of combined pass attempts by Wes Lunt and Chayce Crouch. 24 — Number of rush attempts, 15 of which came from Ke'Shawn Vaughn. ...

Grading Illinois football after its win over Nebraska

Chunky Clements drags down Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. during Illinois' 14-13 win over Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 3.

By The Daily Illini Football Staff

October 4, 2015

Editor's note: Starting this week, The Daily Illini football staff will be giving out grades following the Illinois football game each week. The staff will be grading offense, defense, special teams and coaching. Offense:C The Illinois offense was average Saturday, until the fourt...

Illini football celebrates a different kind of win

Wide receiver Geronimo Allison celebrates after catching the game-winning touchdown pass with 10 seconds left in Illinois' 14-13 win over Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 3.

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 4, 2015

print headline: Win over Huskers worthy of extra celebrationCelebrations in sports are funny things. They’re rarely for the sake of posterity — a spontaneous outburst isn’t about legacy.Illinois football’s win over Nebraska Saturday sparked a different kind of celebration. In the seconds and minute...

Illinois football’s defensive line shows up against Middle Tennessee State

Dawuane Smoot gets into his stance before the snap in Illinois' 27-25 victory over Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 29, 2015

Illinois football co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Mike Phair expressed his feelings about the defensive line’s performance in the first three games of the season in a unique way. The coach posted signs all over the defensive line’s meeting room that had the number “one”...

Illinois football’s defense off to a hot start

The Illinois defense wraps up Kent State wide receiver Connor Arlia during their season-opener at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 5. Illinois defeated Kent State 52-3.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 6, 2015

Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim was ready for Kent State running back Nick Holley to run the ball on the first play of the Illini’s game against the Golden Flashes on Saturday. When the junior rusher attempted to press through the scrum at the line of scrimmage, Monheim appeared out of the ...