And so Big Ten play begins for our beloved Illini, who come into today's game having lost 14 straight conference games. Yes, that's right, this game kicks off nearly two years to the day since the last time Illinois won a Big Ten game. That was on October 8, 2011 on the road against Indiana.
The week before that the Illini beat Northwestern in Champaign 38-35.
Those were simpler times. Better times. Let's go back to those times.
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Illinois (3-1, 0-0) at Nebraska (3-1, 0-0)
Time: 11am Central
TV: ESPNU (Tom Hart, John Congemi)
Line: Nebraska -9.5
Forecast: 49 degrees, sunny, windy with 22mph winds