Jones' return lifts No. 18 Iowa past Illinois 33-23

アイオワ (9-2, 6-2 ビッグテン) was trailing 10-0 in the first quarter when Jones took the kick near the right corner of the end zone and ran through a hole on the left side for the score.

Iowa wide receiver Arland Bruce IV had a 2-yard run for a touchdown and Caleb Shudak kicked four field goals, including a 51-yarder in the second quarter. Linebacker Jack Campbell’s 32-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:36 to play closed the Hawkeyes’ スコアリング.

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イリノイ’ Brandon Peters threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Luke Ford to end a 12-play, 75-yard drive that took 6:23 to start the game. But the Illini (4-7, 3-5) had just 9 ヤード 10 plays in their next three possessions.

James McCourt had three field goals for the Illini.

Tyler Goodson ran for 132 yards for the Hawkeyes, his third 100-yard game of the season. アレックスパディーラ, making his second start, was just 6 の 17 にとって 83 ヤード.

ピーターズ, who threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Williams in the closing seconds, だった 16 の 36 にとって 248 ヤード. イリノイ’ Chase Brown, who was averaging 106.4 rushing yards per game, was held to 42 ヤード 13 キャリー.

Iowa extended its winning streak against the Illini to eight games. The Hawkeyes have won 13 of the last 14 シリーズで.

Illinois was playing without head coach Bret Bielema, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. Assistant head coach George McDonald was the interim head coach.

FAMILY MOMENT

Iowa defensive back Henry Marchese was greeted by more than just his parents during the pregame Senior Day ceremony. Marchese’s twin brother, マイケル, a senior tight end for Illinois, was also there. The two hugged to a loud ovation from the crowd.

Henry Marchese, who plays on special teams, had a key block on Jones’ kickoff return.

THE TAKEAWAY

Iowa’s conservative offense drew scattered boos at times from the home fans, especially on a second-quarter possession inside Illinois territory when the Hawkeyes ran three consecutive running plays for minus-4 yards, leading to a Shudak field goal. それでも, Iowa stayed in the Big Ten West Division title race heading into the final weekend of the season.

世論調査への影響

ホークアイ, who have been in the rankings all season, likely hold their position with the win.

次に

イリノイ: Hosts Northwestern on Saturday.

アイオワ: Visits Nebraska on Friday.

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