The Live Thread: Iowa vs. Illinois

John Bohnenkamp

Good morning from Kinnick Stadium. Iowa plays Illinois at 11 a.m.

Game facts

Time and place — 11 a.m., Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City

TV — BTN (Kevin Kugler, play-by-play; Matt Millen, analyst; Rick Pizzo, sideline reporter)

Radio — Hawkeye Radio Network. Also available on Sirius Ch. 105 and XM Ch. 195

Records — Iowa 7-3 (4-3 Big Ten West Division), Illinois 6-4 (4-3)

AP ranking — Iowa is No. 19, Illinois is not ranked.

Coaches poll ranking — Iowa is No. 20, Illinois is not ranked.

CFP — Iowa is No. 17, Illinois is not ranked.

Series — Illinois leads, 38-24-2. Iowa has won the last five games and 10 of the last 11.

The lines

Line — Iowa -15 1/2

Moneyline — Iowa -714, Illinois +490

Over/under — 48 1/2

The weather

Game-time forecast — Partly sunny, 39

Forecast for the day — Partly sunny, high of 46


Bowl representatives — Holiday

Pro football scouts — Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Quad City Steamwheelers.


65:00 — Illinois injury report: LB Dawson DeGroot, LB Jake Hansen, WR/PR Jordan Holmes, WR Dominic Stampley and DL Jamal Woods will not play. DL Oluwole Betiku Jr. is available after missing three games with injuries.

35:00 — Iowa CB Michael Ojemudia is in uniform and looks like he'll be playing today. WR Brandon Smith is also out there in pre-game warmups, but it's unclear how much he'll play.

13:00 — Hawkeyes enter the field early. Senior Day ceremonies begin. TE Drew Cook is the first one honored.

First quarter

Iowa wins the toss, and will receive.

13:38 — Illinois cornerback Tony Adams is injured after a hit on Iowa's Nico Ragaini.

12:32 — Now Iowa tight end Shaun Beyer is helped off the field after being injured on a run by Tyler Goodson.

10:16 — Iowa with a 9-play, 75-yard TD drive to open the game. The big play was a 29-yard pass from Nate Stanley to Ihmir Smith-Marsette on fourth-and-6 from the Illinois 31-yard line. Tyler Goodson had a 2-yard touchdown run on the next play. Iowa 7, Illinois 0.

9:10 — Michael Ojemudia with the first takeaway of the game, an interception of a Brandon Peters pass. Iowa takes over at the Illinois 43.

8:10 — The Hawkeyes get nothing from the turnover. A 23-yard pass from Stanley to Nate Wieting got the ball to the Illinois 20, then Stanley had three incompletions. Keith Duncan's 43-yard field goal hit the left upright.

6:26 — Illinois ties the game. A 6-play, 75-yard drive ends with a 31-yard TD pass from Brandon Peters to Donny Navarro. Iowa 7, Illinois 7.

5:27 — A three-and-out for the Hawkeyes. A good punt from Michael Sleep-Dalton is downed at the Illinois 21.

4:01 — Iowa gets the ball back after a three-and-out. Max Cooper with a 16-yard return. Hawkeyes will start at their own 44.

2:34 — Another three-and-out for the Hawkeyes. Illinois will start at its own 11.

Second Quarter

14:17 — An offensive pass interference call doomed Illinois' possession.

9:34 — Iowa has a 10-play, 70-yard scoring drive. Keith Duncan with a 23-yard FG. Iowa 10, Illinois 7.

7:14 — Illinois gets a first down before the Hawkeyes get the stop. Illinois punter Blake Hayes punt goes into the seats. Iowa will start at its own 38.

5:07 — Today's attendance: 58,331.

4:38 — A bad throw by Stanley, and he knew it. Sydney Brown with the easy interception.

3:58 — The turnover doesn't hurt. Hawkeyes get a three-and-out, and will start at their own 44.

2:26 — Iowa gets back into Illinois territory again, but two Stanley incompletions ended the drive. Duncan's 47-yard FG missed to the right.

0:12 — Geno Stone with a blitz sack on fourth down, and Iowa will get the ball at the Illinois 49.

0:00 — Keith Duncan with a 45-yard field goal to end the half. Iowa 13, Illinois 7.

By the numbers

• Stanley is 11-of-22 passing for 212 yards.

• Iowa has 251 yards of offense compared to 152 for Illinois.

• Iowa has just 39 rushing yards. Illinois has 56.

• Hawkeyes have the edge in time of possession: 17:13-12:47.

Third quarter

13:01 — Illinois starts the quarter by getting deep into Iowa territory. A 37-yard run from quarterback Brandon Peters got the ball to the Iowa 23-yard line, but two plays later Peters' pass into the end zone was intercepted by Matt Hankins.

10:42 — Iowa gets to near midfield before the drive gets bogged down. Sleep-Dalton with a 47-yard punt, and the Illini will start at their own 13.

3:57 — Another Illinois possession that gets into Iowa territory, another possession that gets nothing. The Illini got to the Iowa 29, but two plays for loss hurt. Kicker James McCourt missed a 51-yard field-goal attempt.

0:00 — Hawkeyes are at the Illinois 10. The biggest play of the drive came from Stanley, who spun away from blitzing linebacker Dele Harding, ran left, and threw a 40-yard pass to Smith-Marsette.

Fourth Quarter

14:08 — Stanley was stopped one yard short on a third-and-5 run. Duncan kicked a 24-yard FG. It's Duncan's 26th of the season, a new Big Ten single-season record. Iowa 16, Illinois 7.

10:52 — Illini go on a 9-play, 65-yard scoring drive. McCourt kicks a 28-yard field goal. Iowa 16, Illinois 10.

8:48 — A three-and-out for the Hawkeyes. Stanley's pass to Tyrone Tracy on third down was one yard short of the marker. Illinois will start on its 37.

7:46 — The Hawkeyes get another turnover. Kristian Welch knocks the ball away from Peters, and Jack Koerner recovers the fumble.