Illinois Jumps Ahead

Follow along with PurpleWildcats.com for live in-game updates as the Wildcats kickoff the season with in-state rival Illinois

Northwestern's 18-point lead was not safe. Illinois has scored 21 unanswered points and now owns a 31-28 lead.

More bad news for the Wildcats: Dan Persa limped off the field and his return appears questionable. Both Trevor Siemian and Kain Colter have warmed up on the sidelines.

NU owned a 28-10 lead after Persa's fourth touchdown pass of the game, but their offense has stalled in each drive since.

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