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Illinois Fighting Illini (2-10)


Sat. 11/11 Sat. 11/18 Sat. 11/25
vs. Ind
L 14-24
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@ OhioSt
L 14-52
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vs. NW
L 7-42
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Illinois eager to see experience pay off for youngsters

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois started the season with a pair of home victories over Ball State and Western Kentucky. The Illini lost their next 10 and finished the year as the only team in the Big Ten without a conference victory.

Yet it wasn't all bad news for coach Lovie Smith in his second season.

Throughout the year, Smith played 22 true freshmen and started 16. Both are school records and were the highest totals of any team in the FBS. His roster coming into the season featured 54 freshmen and just 27 upperclassmen.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. George, Jr.1273
Passing TDs: J. George, Jr.7
Rushing Yards: M. Epstein346
Rushing TDs: R. Bonner4
Receiving Yards: R. Smalling510
Receiving TDs: L. Dorsey3
Interceptions: B. Williams3
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Ball State W 24 - 21
9/9 vs. Western Kentucky W 20 - 7
9/15 at 22 South Florida L 23 - 47
9/29 vs. Nebraska L 6 - 28
10/7 at Iowa L 16 - 45
10/14 vs. Rutgers L 24 - 35
10/21 at Minnesota L 17 - 24
10/28 vs. 5 Wisconsin L 10 - 24
11/4 at Purdue L 10 - 29
11/11 vs. Indiana L 14 - 24
11/18 at 9 Ohio State L 14 - 52
11/25 vs. 22 Northwestern L 7 - 42
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
5 Ohio State 8-1 11-2
16 Michigan State 7-2 9-3
9 Penn State 7-2 10-2
Michigan 5-4 8-4
Rutgers 3-6 4-8
Indiana 2-7 5-7
Maryland 2-7 4-8
West
  Conference Overall
6 Wisconsin 9-0 12-1
21 Northwestern 7-2 9-3
Iowa 4-5 7-5
Purdue 4-5 6-6
Nebraska 3-6 4-8
Minnesota 2-7 5-7
Illinois 0-9 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3365 (127)
Passing Yards: 2098 (105)
Rushing Yards: 1267 (123)
Points per game: 15.4 (127)
Yards per game: 280.4 (127)
Touchdowns: 19 (128)
Field Goals: 12 (73)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5021 (83)
Passing Yards: 2399 (35)
Rushing Yards: 2622 (115)
Points per game: 31.5 (91)
Yards per game: 418.4 (86)
Touchdowns: 47 (99)
Field Goals: 10 (28)
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