Before this week the biggest underdog the Illini had been this season was a 14-5 point underdog against Wisconsin. Well, that number done got shattered.
The early lines are out and the Illini are a 33-point underdog to Ohio State this week. At home.
In fact, we're a bigger underdog this week than in any game I can currently remember. I know for a fact that this is the largest deficit the Illini have faced since the 2008 season at least, with the previous high coming last season when the Illini were 27-point underdogs against.....Ohio State.....on the road.
Ohio State only won that game by 30.