With the help of some passionate college football fans in the world of the internet, TCR will be simulating every Illinois football game this season using EA Sports' NCAA Football '14. We've downloaded updated rosters and the team depth charts will be changed on a week-by-week basis to reflect what we'll see on the field. We'll also check the weather forecast to mirror the expected conditions at kickoff.
Last season, our simulations predicted the correct outcome 70% of the time.
Week 3: Illinois Fighting Illini (2-0) @ North Carolina Tar Heels (1-1)
Here we are, one of the biggest games of the season is upon us as Illinois travels to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Illini are coming off another dominating performance against Western Illinois, shutting out the Leathernecks in Memorial Stadium. This week, they face a balanced Tar Heel offense that produces an average of 240 yards in the air and 210 yards on the ground. Here's how each team is rated:
Illinois Fighting Illini
- Overall: 79
- Offense: 83
- Defense: 78
- Overall: 90
- Offense: 90
- Defense: 88