Football

Breaking it down: UI-Washington

QUARTERBACKS
Illinois
No.    Name    Ht.    Wt.    Class    Hometown    
12    Wes Lunt    6-5    225    So.    Rochester
Washington

Q&A with Taylor Barton

The Illinois defenders heard a lot about their lack of takeaways. Taylor Barton did something about it, intercepting a pass against Western Kentucky that helped clinch the Illini win. Staff writer Bob Asmussen sat down with the long-haired Floridian:

Tate: Will passing game be enough?

Washington’s Huskies can and will run the football Saturday afternoon. That is their nature.

Don’t tell Illinois’ ever-smiling interior lineman Austin Teitsma (6-foot-2, 290 pounds), but — growling across the line — UW’s senior right guard James Atoe checks in at 6-7 and 381. Repeat, 381. They reportedly feed him through a cage.

Illini Scrapbook, 9/12/2014

Megginson enjoys beefed-up league

JACKSONVILLE — Gabe Megginson will step onto the same field Friday night that his future college team practiced on last April.

Except the Illinois commit isn’t there to watch the Illini go through the paces of a spring practice.

Big Ten update: Win in Washington could change atmosphere

The Standings

EAST DIVISION
TEAM — BIG TEN, OVERALL
Maryland — 0-0, 2-0
Penn State — 0-0, 2-0
Rutgers — 0-0, 2-0
Indiana— 0-0, 1-0
Michigan— 0-0, 1-1
Michigan State — 0-0, 1-1
Ohio State — 0-0, 1-1

Silence is golden: Illini not concerned about noise

SEATTLE — Wes Lunt hasn’t had a hoarse voice after his first two games at Illinois.

The Illini quarterback likely won’t this Saturday, either.

This despite the fact Illinois is playing its first game at a renovated Husky Stadium, where the track was ripped up prior to the 2013 season, allowing seats at the venue — which can hold 70,138 — to be closer to the field.

Size and age don't deter Dudek

SEATTLE — Lynn Dudek has seen what her son can do on a football field for more than a decade.

Illinois fans are just getting warmed up to the talent of Mike Dudek. The true freshman wide receiver from Neuqua Valley, who will arrive in Seattle with the rest of his Illini teammates late this afternoon, has impressed plenty leading up to Saturday’s 3:15 p.m. kickoff at Washington.

Sports Talk 9-11-14

Sports Talk 9-11-14: Play now!

Brian Moline and Matt Daniels talk Illini/Washington football with Joel Klatt from FOX Sports, and they talk high school football with Fred Kroner from The News-Gazette.

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