There are a lot of reasons the Illini need to win this game today. They need to win simply because they deserve to win one at some point, and they need to win one because this 20-game Big Ten losing streak needs to end. They also need to win if they'd like to make sure they have the same head coach next season.
But the biggest reason they need to win?
Because they have to destroy a Purdue fan base that does this to its own mascot.
Disturbing. The kind of things bowl bans are made of.
Let's go teach these bastards a lesson.
Illinois (3-7, 0-6) at Purdue (1-9, 0-6)
TV: Big Ten Network (Paul Burmeister, Derek Rackley, Eric Crouch)
Line: Illinois -6.5
Forecast: 29 degrees, mostly sunny, 18 mph winds
Why is there a bowl rep on hand for today's game?
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Because bowl reps get paid to go to football games and eat free food and they don't have any sense of decency