BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The large American flag flapped in the background and night had descended upon Memorial Stadium by the time Tim Beckman jogged off the turf.
The Illinois coach slowed to a walk as he neared his team’s locker room in the north end zone after watching Illinois lose 52-35 on Saturday evening in front of 44,882 fans.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Progress? It is in the eye of the beholder and, at this juncture, the Tim Beckman jury is wavering.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Evan Wilson had plenty of open space in front of him.
Justin DuVernois had the football in his hands, about to throw his first collegiate pass.
Player of the game: Indiana’s Tevin Coleman
Tinley Park native did his best BenJarvus Green-Ellis impersonation, hitting the 200-yard rushing mark early in the fourth quarter. His 75-yard sprint gave the Hoosiers the lead for good.
Indiana 52, Illinois 35. FINAL
Despite Nathan Scheelhaase's big day, Illinois' conference losing streak hit 19 games. And the end is not in sight with unbeaten Ohio State coming to town next weekend.