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Iowa football at Illinois: Final score, highlights, postgame coverage

(Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
(Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

That's one way to snap a three-game losing streak.

Iowa trounced Illinois 63-0 Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., handing the Fighting Illini (4-7, 2-6) their worst loss in program history.

The Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4) scored on offense, defense and special teams in a dominant performance.

Mekhi Sargent became Iowa's first 100-yard rusher of the season, picking up 121 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Nate Stanley was 13 of 21 for 178 yards and three touchdowns, all to tight ends (T.J. Hockenson 2, Noah Fant 1).

Iowa forced four turnovers, including three interceptions.

Iowa hosts Nebraska at 11 a.m. Friday in the regular-season finale.

Postgame coverage

» Iowa 63, Illinois 0: Snaps for everyone

» Hlas column: Hawkeyes find oasis amid the rubble of Illinois

» A.J. Epenesa put a season into 2 minutes against Illinois

» Game Report: Grades, numbers, notes and more

» Photo gallery: Iowa at Illinois

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» Watch Kirk Ferentz's postgame press conference

Scoring summary

Iowa 63, Illinois 0

IOWA — Noah Fant 9 pass from Nate Stanley; Miguel Recinos kick (7-0, 6:20 1st)

IOWA — Mekhi Sargent 3 run; Recinos kick (14-0, 13:50 2nd)

IOWA — A.J. Epenesa 19 fumble return; Recinos kick (21-0, 13:42 2nd)

IOWA — T.J. Hockenson 11 pass from Stanley; Recinos kick (28-0, 11:43 2nd)

IOWA — Hockenson 37 pass from Stanley; Recinos kick (35-0, 5:10 2nd)

IOWA — Kyle Groeneweg 61 punt return; Recinos kick (42-0, 13:26 3rd)

IOWA — Toren Young 5 run; Recinos kick (49-0, 8:11 3rd)

IOWA — Sargent 29 run; Recinos kick (56-0, 11:10 4th)

IOWA — Young 14 run; Caleb Shudak kick (63-0, 5:47 4th)

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