Poor Tackling to Blame for Illinois Loss
The greatest defensive player in Illini history watched his old school allow 615 yards to Washington in a 34-24 loss.
Illinois, players and coaches alike, said the problem was tackling that was anything but Butkus-like.
No. 17 Washington pulled away from Illinois in the third quarter after Illinois had kept the deficit to a manageable 10-3 at halftime.
The Illini entered the game knowing the Huskies would run a fast-paced offense - and have more talent - than anyone they'd seen this season.
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