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Jones' return lifts No. 17 Iowa past Illinois 33-23

Iowa was trailing 10-0 in the first quarter until Jones' 100-yard kickoff return.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Charlie Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 17 Iowa’s first touchdown as the Hawkeyes defeated Illinois 33-23 on Saturday.

Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) was trailing 10-0 in the first quarter when Jones took the kick in the right corner of the end zone and ran through a hole on the left side for the score. 

Iowa wide receiver Arland Bruce IV had a 2-yard run for a touchdown and Caleb Shudak had four field goals, while Jack Campbell had a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown. Tyler Goodson had 132 rushing yards for the Hawkeyes, his third 100-yard rushing game of the season.

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