With under three minutes left to play, Illinois trailed Iowa 19-10. The Fighting Illini needed some sort of a score, whether it be a touchdown or a field goal to try and make an improbable comeback.

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However, neither happened. Illinois failed to convert an eventual fourth-and-nine and went on to lose the game. On third-and-nine, however, QB Brandon Peters attempted a pass that went incomplete.

He got hit on the play and many thought it should have been called targeting:

Here’s Illinois coach Lovie Smith after the game on the non-call:

Smith believes something should have been called, but he didn’t harp on it. He continued to talk about how the game was lost earlier than that and that Illinois had missed opportunities throughout the contest.

Illinois, now 6-5, wraps up its regular season with a game at home against Northwestern next week.