In last year’s game, Rutgers led by as many as 20 points midway through the third quarter before the Illini launched a comeback to tie the game with only 1:13 remaining in regulation. Illinois was able to hold Rutgers to a field goal in overtime and won it on a two-yard touchdown run.
Not this year.
Illinois was embarrased 33-0, giving up 311 yards to Rutgers while earning only 95 yards. In all fairness, the Rutgers offense looked like it has some good talent and size, but c’mon… 33-0?!? Gonna be another long season. When’s basketball start?