• Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald, right, celebrates with running back Warren Long (13) after Long scored a touchdown against Illinois during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    No. 17 Northwestern beats Illinois 24-14 for 10th win

    CHICAGO (AP) — After Northwestern’s 10th victory of the season, coach Pat Fitzgerald took the blame for last year’s disappointing loss to Illinois, and then took aim at the College Football Playoff Committee.