Illinois had a 14-point lead against Iowa during the first half but that slipped away and then some as Iowa came back and won 35-21.

Iowa actually ended up scoring 35 unanswered points on the Fighting Illini before Illinois got a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

This loss dropped Illinois to 2-4 on the season and with No. 14 Northwestern up next to end the season, it’s likely their record will be 2-5 after that game.

Here’s what head coach Love Smith had to say after Illinois blew their double-digit lead.