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Illinois falls to Louisiana Tech in Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas bowl

Louisiana Tech's Houston Bates (94) chases after Illinois' Reilly O'Toole (4) during the game at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. The Illini lost 35-18.

By Charlotte Carroll

December 27, 2014

DALLAS — It was a group of quiet Illini football players that walked off the Cotton Bowl Stadium field after a season ending loss. A drastic change from the cheers and arm raising cries that greeted the Illinois fans as they walked onto the field. Though Illinois out-gained Louisiana Tech in total offense and time ...