Illinois Looks to Keep The Hat, Earn Bowl Berth Against Northwestern



CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illinois returns to Memorial Stadium to battle for The Hat in its regular-season finale and Senior Day game against Northwestern. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. CT on Big Ten Network.

The Fighting Illini enter Saturday’s contest needing a win to earn bowl eligibility, which would mark the team’s first back-to-back bowl appearances since 2010-11. The Orange and Blue have won two of their last three, most recently falling to Iowa away from home.

Northwestern has already earned a spot in a bowl game after picking up its sixth win of the season in a 23-15…

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