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McCourt's late field goal sends Illinois past Rutgers 23-20

Illinois Rutgers Football
Posted at 5:46 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 17:46:50-05

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — James McCourt overcame two long misses earlier in the fourth quarter to hit a 47-yard field goal with three seconds left to lift Illinois past Rutgers 23-20 for its first win of the season.

The game winner was set up when Noah Vedral threw his third interception with Rutgers having first-and-10 on Illinois’ 37-yard line.

McCourt finally made good with the game winner and gave Illinois its first lead of the game at 23-20.