After a day full of missed field goals and PATs, Nick Immekus kicked a 47 yard field goal with 1:22 left in the game to win the game for the blue team.
Michael Buchanan was impressive on the defensive end for the orange team, totaling 4.5 sacks and 12 total tackles. On the Blue side linebacker Johnathan Brown led his squad with 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks, along with Darrius Caldwell who had a sack and two tackles for losses. These sack numbers are partially inflated because if a player got a hand on the quarterback, it counted as a sack, because this was only the spring game.
Both defensive units looked strong as Illinois will look to improve and work on all facets of their game, especially their new offense through the summer.