The division will come down to a head-to-head climax. Who could draw it up any better than that?
Northwestern freshman running back Justin Jackson surpassed 1,000 yards rushing on a 68-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Louisville back Brandon Radcliff rushed for 136 yards as the Cardinals topped the Irish 31-28 on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.
Forget about a bowl game or Tim Beckman’s job security. The Illini’s 16-14 comeback win over Penn State was good enough to stand on its own.
Though the Wildcats are one victory from being bowl-eligible, their task became more challenging when quarterback Trevor Siemian got hurt.
Former walk-on David Reisner wins it with a field goal in the final seconds, keeping Illinois’ bowl hopes alive.