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Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats: TV Information, Online Streaming, Advanced Stats, Odds, and News

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Information for Illinois' game against Northwestern.

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Illinois (5-6) vs Northwestern (9-2)

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 | 2:30pm CT

Chicago, IL | Soldier Field (61,500)

Television: The game will be televised on ESPNU

Announcers: Taylor Zarzour & Al Groh

Live Video Stream: ESPN will have a live stream available via WatchESPN.

Odds: Northwestern (-3.5), Over/Under = 41

Radio: All Illinois football games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WSCR 670). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information.

Advanced Stats:

Illinois Fighting Illini

Head Coach: Bill Cubit (5-6)
Passing Leader: Wes Lunt (2520 YDS, 14 TD, 5 INT)
Rushing Leader: Josh Ferguson (668 YDS, 3 TD)
Receiving Leader: Geronimo Allison (840 YDS, 3 TD)

Record: 5-6 | Second-order wins (diff.): 4.8 (-0.2) | S&P+ Rk: 58
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Percentile
Performance
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Win
Expectancy
5-Sep Kent State 114 52-3 W 99% 57.9 100%
12-Sep Western Illinois N/A 44-0 W 95% 36.9 100%
19-Sep at North Carolina 31 14-48 L 37% -14.7 4%
26-Sep Middle Tennessee 81 27-25 W 58% 0.1 50%
3-Oct Nebraska 50 14-13 W 69% 4.2 70%
10-Oct at Iowa 29 20-29 L 41% -11.9 8%
24-Oct Wisconsin 26 13-24 L 58% -3.8 32%
31-Oct at Penn State 30 0-39 L 8% -35.4 0%
7-Nov at Purdue 87 48-14 W 93% 29.4 100%
14-Nov Ohio State 5 3-28 L 14% -33.9 0%
21-Nov at Minnesota 37 23-32 L 38% -8.2 16%
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Win
Probability
Proj.
W-L
Proj.
Margin
Proj.
Score
Cumulative
Proj. Wins
28-Nov vs. Northwestern 48 46% L -1.6 19.3 - 20.9 5.46

Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 24.6 99 19.7 15
Points Per Game 23.5 103 23.2 42

Northwestern Wildcats

Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald (69-55)
Passing Leader: Clayton Thorson (1319 YDS, 6 TD, 6 INT)
Rushing Leader: Justin Jackson (1172 YDS, 3 TD)
Receiving Leader: Dan Vitale (323 YDS, 3 TD)

Record: 9-2 | Second-order wins (diff.): 6.2 (-2.8) | S&P+ Rk: 48
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Percentile
Performance
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Win
Expectancy
5-Sep Stanford 12 16-6 W 76% 3.9 68%
12-Sep Eastern Illinois N/A 41-0 W 95% 38.7 100%
19-Sep at Duke 66 19-10 W 54% -3.9 32%
26-Sep Ball State 108 24-19 W 57% 2.9 64%
3-Oct Minnesota 37 27-0 W 92% 21.4 100%
10-Oct at Michigan 3 0-38 L 12% -37.6 0%
17-Oct Iowa 29 10-40 L 20% -24.7 0%
24-Oct at Nebraska 50 30-28 W 69% 3.8 68%
7-Nov Penn State 30 23-21 W 58% -1.7 42%
14-Nov Purdue 87 21-14 W 57% 2.9 64%
21-Nov at Wisconsin 26 13-7 W 84% 9.0 86%
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Win
Probability
Proj.
W-L
Proj.
Margin
Proj.
Score
Cumulative
Proj. Wins
28-Nov vs. Illinois 58 54% W 1.6 20.9 - 19.3 9.54
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 21.2 112 14.8 6
Points Per Game 20.4 112 16.6 9