Backup kicker’s field goal lifts Illini to 9-6 win over Iowa


              Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, right, congratulates Illinois head coach Bret Bielema after Illinois 9-6 win over Iowa after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Illinois head coach Bret Bielema is hugged by friends after his team's 9-6 win over Iowa after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Illinois head coach Bret Bielema hugs quarterback Artur Sitkowski after the team's 9-6 win over Iowa in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Illinois head coach Bret Bielema hugs quarterback Artur Sitkowski as Bielema's wife Jennifer Hielsberg watches after the team's 9-6 win over Iowa in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Illinois place kicker Fabrizio Pinton watches his go ahead field goal off the hold of Hugh Robertson during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. Illinois won 9-6. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            Illinois place kicker Fabrizio Pinton kicks the go ahead field goal off the hold of Hugh Robertson as Iowa defensive back Riley Moss watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. Illinois won 9-6. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Illinois Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Illinois quarterback Tommy DeVito passes under pressure from Iowa linebacker Seth Benson during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Illinois running back Chase Brown carries the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Iowa Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)