"Illinois' Allison emerging as a Big Ten playmaker."
- Charlotte Carroll, The Daily Illini
In case you may have missed the game, Fighting Illini wide receiver Geronimo Allison had a huge touchdown at the end of regulation that surged Illinois over visiting Nebraska last weekend. After Wes Lunt threw to the receiver a number of times in the RedZone, the two were finally able to connect for the pass that would send the Illini off with a win in its Big Ten home opener.
Allison's 91 yards in Illinois' contest against Nebraska were enough for him to surpass the 1,000 mark for his career. The Illinois receiver currently leads the Big Ten in both receptions and receiving yards. With all of the success the Illini have had up to this point in the season, Geronimo Allison has been and will look to continue to be a huge factor and an offensive juggernaut for the Fighting Illini.
"Despite protestations, the visitor’s locker room remains pink and that’s where Illinois will set up shop for Saturday’s 11 a.m. encounter with the Hawkeyes."
The infamous pink wallpaper of the Iowa Hawkeyes visitor's locker room happily awaits the Fighting Illini this weekend. And even though Iowa's goal in decorating the walls pink is to limit the amount of time the opposing team spends reading into Iowa's strategies, Bill Cubit seemingly has yet to fall into the trap. At the latest press conference gathering, Cubit did not talk about the pink locker room at all and instead focused on the gameplan, like most coaches should.
Bill Cubit has found a way to squeeze out some big wins for the Illini in the early going. The exciting finish of last week's game still looms with the football program, and as the Illini make their way to Iowa City, it will hopefully take more than some pink wallpaper to bring them down.