While Illinois fans celebrated the team's success, they were equally dumbfounded by the decision to go for a 2-point conversion while leading 20-13 with 7 minutes 18 seconds left before halftime. Afterward Zook initially said the team was up five points, then said they were down by five before conceding that he may have lost track of the score.
"We talked about it when we were going down the field, as we were going to go for two," he said. "Maybe I didn't know what the score was. That's happened to me before.
… I have to go back and look at it. That will give you something to pound us about."