Welcome to the TCR GameThread! The Fighting Illini welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers to Champaign tonight, and Brandon Birkhead will be covering the action for us. Make sure to refresh this page throughout the game for updates and analysis on the Orange and Blue.
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We'll have a recap up shortly after the game concludes; all post-game discussion should take place there.
[8:38] Touchdown Illinois. Cam Thomas 23 yard TD run. 7-0 Illini lead.
[3:13] Bennett Williams interception on 3rd and goal for Northwestern.
[End of 1st Q]
[10:35] Touchdown Northwestern. Clayton Forsen 11 TD pass to Garrett Dickerson. Tied at 7-7.
[8:03] Touchdown Northwestern. Jelani Roberts 5 yard TD run. NU lead 14-7.
[End of half] NU heads to the locker room with a 14-7 lead.
[12:01] Chase McLaughlin misses a 51 yard field goal attempt.
[10:13] Cam Thomas fumbles the ball on the 2 yard line. Northwestern defense returns it for a TD. 21-7 NU.
[8:47] Northwestern TD. Justin Jackson from a yard out after a 79 yard run from Jackson on the first play of the drive. 28-7 NU.
[End of 3rd Quarter] Only 15 minutes left y'all.
[12:05] Northwestern TD. Jeremy Larkin 4 yard run. 35-7 NU.
[6:01] Northwestern TD. Jesse Brown 18 yard run. 42-7 NU.
FINAL: Northwestern 42, Illinois 7