Champaign–James McCourt’s 39-yard field goal as time expired gave Illinois a 24-23 Big Ten win over previously unbeaten and top 10 ranked Wisconsin, sending the Illini Homecoming crowd into a wild celebration.
It is the first time all season that Wisconsin has trailed.
Illinois’ last-second win just sent shock waves through college football and the Big Ten.
The Illini victory probably knocks the Badgers out of the College Football Playoff picture that goes to the top four teams ranked at the end of the season.
It is Illinois’ first win over a ranked Big Ten opponent since 2007 when the Illini defeated the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
I’ll have more on this signature Illinois victory in a future print edition of the Decatur Tribune.