Live updates | Iowa football takes on Illinois in Champaign

The Hawkeyes and Fighting Illini will face off at 6:40 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.


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Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta walks onto the field before a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Iowa football will go for a ninth straight win over Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. The Hawkeyes haven’t lost to the Illini since 2008.

The Illini is favored by 3.5 points going into the game. Illinois is 4-1 with its sole loss coming against Indiana in Week 2. Iowa is 3-2 with losses against Iowa State and No. 4 Michigan.

True freshman wide receiver Jacob Bostick is participating in warmups. He has been out with an unspecified injury.

Defensive back Terry Roberts, who has been limited with an injury in the past few weeks, is also going through warmups. Head coach Kirk Ferentz said Roberts hasn’t been limited this week in practice after getting injured on Sept. 23.

Ahead of the game, junior offensive lineman Nick DeJong was ruled out. Sophomore Tyler Elsbury will start in his place.

COIN TOSS: Iowa won the toss and deferred. Illinois will receive the ball and defend the south end zone.

9:06 1Q: After a 17-play, 66-yard drive, Illinois puts its first points on the board with a field goal. The Illini had two fourth-down conversions on the drive. Illinois 3, Iowa 0
4:15 1Q: Iowa responds with a 10-play, 59-yard drive of its own to tie the game at three points apiece.
End 1: Iowa 3, Illinois 3. Illinois quarterback Tommy DeVito exited the game with an injury in the final minute, and junior Artur Sitkowski entered the game.
13:33 2Q: Illinois punts from Iowa’s 40-yard line, which lands at the 2-yard line. Iowa will take over.
12:15 2Q: Iowa gains just six yards on three downs and punts out of their own end zone. The ball is downed at Illinois’ 44-yard line.
8:00 2Q: Illinois kicks another field goal after a 9-play, 37-yard drive. Illinois 6, Iowa 3.
6:43 2Q: Quarterback Spencer Petras is sacked on third down, losing 10 yards. Taylor punts from the 7-yard line, but Illinois fumbles the punt return and Iowa gets the ball on first down at Illinois’ 33-yard line.
4:33 2Q: Iowa goes 3-and-out, losing six yards. Taylor punts from Illinois’ 41-yard line, and it goes out of bounds at the 14-yard line.
4:16 2Q: Illinois fumbles the ball, and linebacker Seth Benson recovers it at the 5-yard line. First and goal, Iowa.
3:29 2Q: Iowa cannot find the end zone after starting at the 5-yard line. After an incomplete pass, a run that lost yards, and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, Iowa kicks a field goal to tie the game at six points.
HALF: After a 10-play, 52-yard drive, Drew Stevens misses his first field goal of the season. Illinois kneels the ball to go into halftime tied at six points apiece.
13:26 3Q: Iowa goes 3-and-out in its first drive of the second half. Illinois will start on its own 32-yard line.
12:27 3Q: Illinois also goes 3-and-out. Iowa will start its drive on the 30-yard line.
11:46 3Q: After a facemask penalty on Kaleb Johnson and a sack, Iowa punts from its own 11-yard line on fourth and 29 to Illinois’ 44-yard line.
9:48 4Q: Illinois punts and hits Arland Bruce after he’s called for a fair catch at the 10-yard line. After the 15-yard kick interference penalty, Iowa will start at the 25.
6:09 3Q: Iowa will punt again from Illinois’ 49-yard line. Illinois calls for a fair catch at the 9-yard line.
2:24 3Q: Illinois punted from its own 44-yard line to Iowa’s 2-yard line.
1:06 3Q: Spencer Petras rushes for 16 yards, and there are cancelling calls of a late hit on Illinois’ defense and unsportsmanlike conduct on Iowa’s assistant coach and Luke Lachey. After review, officials deem Illinois defensive back Sydney Brown was not targeting Petras.
13:28 4Q: Tory Taylor punts from Iowa’s 46 to Illinois’ 14.
9:40 4Q: Quinn Schulte intercepts Artur Sitkowski’s pass at the 2-yard line. Iowa will start at its own 2.
7:19 4Q: Iowa runs two quarterback sneaks along with a rush from Leshon Williams. Tory Taylor punts from the 6-yard line to Iowa’s 45-yard line.
3:01 4Q: Cornerback Riley Moss picks up a fumble recovery and runs over 80 yards for a touchdown, but the play is under further review. The play is overturned, as Sitkowski’s arm is down before the ball was out of his hands. Illinois will kick a field goal for the lead.
Illinois’ kick is good, and it leads, 9-6, with just under three minutes remaining in the game.
1:35 4Q: Petras throws an interception, and Illinois will start its drive on its 33-yard line with a minute and a half remaining.
Illinois punts, and Iowa will have one final drive with a minute left with no timeouts to go 80 yards down the field.
FINAL: Iowa loses, 9-6, to Illinois. The Hawkeyes are now 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in the Big Ten. Iowa lost to Illinois for the first time since 2008.