Illinois coach Bret Bielema says he has addressed his roster-related comments with the team, showing them the entire scope of his remarks, and that players understood his viewpoint.
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- Badgers list QB Mertz as questionable vs. Illini
- Illinois QB Peters (shoulder) returns to practice
— Chez Mellusi ran for 145 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin beat Illinois 24-0 on Saturday.
— Wisconsin will try to get back on track against Illinois on Saturday after suffering consecutive losses for just the fifth time in seven seasons under coach Paul Chryst.
Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz is listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Illinois after a chest injury.
— Purdue needed backup quarterback Aidan O’Connell to deliver in a pinch Saturday.
— Joseph Petrino kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to lift Maryland over Illinois 20-17 on Friday night.
— After seeing his offense start slowly in its season-opening win over William & Mary, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall designed his practices this week to correct that.
— As impressive as UTSA was on Saturday in beating Illinois 37-30, you’d never guess the Roadrunners’ football program is only a decade old.
Illinois QB Brandon Peters (shoulder) is back at practice after being injured in the season opener, but linebacker C.J. Hart will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
— Under a new coach, with fans packed into the stands for the first time since 2019 and its backup quarterback at the helm, Illinois beat Nebraska 30-22 on Saturday to kick off the 2021 college football season.
Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters left Saturday's season-opening win over Nebraska late in the first quarter after injuring his left (non-throwing) shoulder.