Twitter reacts to Iowa football’s 9-6 loss to Illinois

The Hawkeyes lost to the Fighting Illini for the first time since 2008 on Saturday.


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Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta runs the ball during 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 lost to Illinois, 9-6, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. It was the Hawkeyes’ first loss to the Illini since 2008.

Neither team scored a touchdown in Saturday’s game. Illinois Fabrizio Pinton went 3-for-3 in field goal attempts. Iowa true freshman kicker Drew Stevens missed his first field goal of the season on Saturday, going 2-for-3.

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras went 18-of-36 for 170 yards. Tight end Sam LaPorta, who had nine catches for 100 yards, was Petras’ main target.

Iowa fans and media reacted to the game on Twitter: