College Football

Illinois Fighting Illini (5-7)


Sat. 9/3 Sat. 9/10 Sat. 9/17 Sat. 10/1 Sat. 10/8
vs. Murray
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vs. UNC
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vs. WestMi
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@ Neb
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vs. Purdue
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Hardy Nickerson Jr. leaving Cal to join father at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Cal linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr. plans to transfer for his final season to play for his father at Illinois.

Cal announced the younger Nickerson's plans to move as a graduate transfer in a news release Thursday.

Hardy Nickerson was hired last month by new Illinois coach Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: W. Lunt2761
Passing TDs: W. Lunt14
Rushing Yards: K. Vaughn723
Rushing TDs: K. Vaughn6
Receiving Yards: G. Allison882
Receiving TDs: G. Allison3
Interceptions: T. Barton4
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Murray State TBA
9/10 vs. 15 North Carolina TBA
9/17 vs. Western Michigan TBA
10/1 at Nebraska TBA
10/8 vs. Purdue TBA
10/15 at Rutgers TBA
10/22 at 12 Michigan TBA
10/29 vs. Minnesota TBA
11/5 vs. 6 Michigan State TBA
11/12 at 21 Wisconsin TBA
11/19 vs. 9 Iowa TBA
11/26 at 23 Northwestern TBA
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
3 Michigan State 7-1 12-2
7 Ohio State 7-1 12-1
14 Michigan 6-2 10-3
Penn State 4-4 7-6
Indiana 2-6 6-7
Maryland 1-7 3-9
Rutgers 1-7 4-8
West
  Conference Overall
5 Iowa 8-0 12-2
13 Northwestern 6-2 10-3
Wisconsin 6-2 10-3
Nebraska 3-5 6-7
Minnesota 2-6 6-7
Illinois 2-6 5-7
Purdue 1-7 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4472 (87)
Passing Yards: 2921 (53)
Rushing Yards: 1551 (107)
Points per game: 22.7 (94)
Yards per game: 372.7 (80)
Touchdowns: 29 (101)
Field Goals: 16 (48)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4210 (15)
Passing Yards: 2213 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1997 (46)
Points per game: 23.3 (32)
Yards per game: 350.8 (29)
Touchdowns: 33 (25)
Field Goals: 14 (54)
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