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Illinois suffers its 2nd straight Big Ten loss

Illinois suffers its 2nd straight Big Ten loss

Illinois returns to Champaign to host Rutgers in a must win Big Ten game. The Fighting Illini would fall to the Scarlet Knights 35-24. Rutgers' ground game stumped Illinois' defense, running 274 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Illini did force and recover 3 fumbles. Illinois moves to 2-4 (0-2) on the season. Sophomore QB Jeff George Jr. completed 20 of his 38 passes, 308 yards, 2 TD and 2 INTs. Freshmen WR Ricky Smalling grabbed 5 receptions, 111 yards, 1 TD. Check out the extended highlights from today's game:

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