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How to Watch Illinois vs. North Carolina: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Here’s all the information you need for Saturday night’s game.

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The wait it is over! The Illinois Fighting Illini (1-0) are set to host the North Carolina Tar Heels (0-1) for one of their most highly-anticipated games of the decade.

Here’s all the information you’ll need to catch the game. For a more in-depth look at Illinois’ opponent, make sure to check out our Week 2 preview.


How to Watch Illinois vs. North Carolina

Game Time: 6:30pm CT (6:42pm CT kickoff)

TV Channel: Big Ten Network

Online Streaming: If you subscribe to the Big Ten Network as part of your cable package you can watch a live stream on BTN2Go.

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.

Other audio options for fans that don’t live close enough include SiriusXM and the Fighting Illini TuneIn stream (embedded below).

Latest Odds: North Carolina has been designated as a 7-point favorite for today’s game. The over/under has also been set at 61 total points.


Illinois Fighting Illini Advanced Stats Profile

Head Coach: Lovie Smith (1-0)
Leading Passer: Wes Lunt (226 YDS, 3 TD)
Leading Rusher: Kendrick Foster (118 YDS, 2 TD)
Leading Receiver: Malik Turner (83 YDS, 2 TD)

Record: 1-0 | Second-order wins (diff.): 1.0 (0.0) | S&P+ Rk: 62
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
3-Sep Murray State N/A 52-3 W 100% 48.4 61% 78% 67%
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Win
Probability
Proj.
W-L
Proj.
Margin
Proj.
Score
Cumulative
Proj. Wins
10-Sep North Carolina 30 37% L -5.5 24.2 - 29.7 1.37
17-Sep Western Michigan 69 58% W 3.4 28.7 - 25.2 1.95
1-Oct at Nebraska 28 25% L -11.4 19.9 - 31.3 2.21
8-Oct Purdue 88 69% W 8.5 31.4 - 22.9 2.90
15-Oct at Rutgers 86 58% W 3.3 26.4 - 23.1 3.47
22-Oct at Michigan 4 10% L -21.8 8.9 - 30.7 3.58
29-Oct Minnesota 37 41% L -4.1 20.3 - 24.4 3.98
5-Nov Michigan State 23 32% L -7.9 21.0 - 28.9 4.31
12-Nov at Wisconsin 34 29% L -9.5 15.5 - 25.0 4.60
19-Nov Iowa 38 42% L -3.5 30.5 - 33.9 5.02
26-Nov at Northwestern 47 39% L -5.0 24.4 - 29.5 5.40
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 23.1 96 23.4 42
Points Per Game 52.0 20 3.0 6

North Carolina Tar Heels Advanced Stats Profile

Head Coach: Larry Fedora (32-21)
Leading Passer: Mitch Trubisky (156 YDS)
Leading Rusher: T.J. Logan (80 YDS, 1 TD)
Leading Receiver: Ryan Switzer (52 YDS)

Record: 0-1 | Second-order wins (diff.): 0.3 (0.3) | S&P+ Rk: 30
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
3-Sep vs. Georgia 14 24-33 L 28% -5.6 43% 49% 38%
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Win
Probability
Proj.
W-L
Proj.
Margin
Proj.
Score
Cumulative
Proj. Wins
10-Sep at Illinois 62 63% W 5.5 29.7 - 24.2 0.63
17-Sep James Madison N/A 93% W 25.9 44.4 - 18.5 1.56
24-Sep Pittsburgh 29 55% W 2.3 20.2 - 17.9 2.11
1-Oct at Florida State 5 21% L -13.7 27.1 - 40.8 2.33
8-Oct Virginia Tech 31 57% W 3.0 24.6 - 21.6 2.90
15-Oct at Miami-FL 33 46% L -1.6 27.0 - 28.6 3.36
22-Oct at Virginia 68 64% W 6.2 35.4 - 29.2 4.00
5-Nov Georgia Tech 52 69% W 8.7 29.8 - 21.0 4.69
10-Nov at Duke 65 63% W 5.9 28.4 - 22.5 5.33
19-Nov The Citadel N/A 93% W 25.9 44.4 - 18.5 6.26
25-Nov NC State 41 62% W 5.4 34.9 - 29.5 6.88
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 34.9 25 26.2 58
Points Per Game 24.0 76 33.0 98