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How to Watch Illinois vs. Western Michigan: Game Time, TV Channel & Online Streaming

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

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Can Wes Lunt and the Illinois Fighting Illini (1-1) rebound from their first loss of the season? We’ll find out on Saturday, as the program is set to welcome the Western Michigan Broncos (2-0) to Champaign for their final non-conference game of the season.

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 3 preview.


How to Watch Illinois vs. Western Michigan

Game Time: 3:00pm CT (3:01pm CT kickoff)

TV Channel: ESPNews

Online Streaming: WatchESPN

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: At the time of this draft, Western Michigan has been designated as a slim 1.5-point favorite for today’s game. The over/under has also been set at 59.5 points. Both numbers will likely change before kickoff.


Illinois Fighting Illini Advanced Stats Profile

Head Coach: Lovie Smith (1-1)
Leading Passer: Wes Lunt (353 YDS, 5 TD)
Leading Rusher: KeShawn Vaughn (165 YDS, 2 TD)
Leading Receiver: Malik Turner (116 YDS, 3 TD)

Record: 1-1 | Second-order wins (diff.): 1.0 (0.0) | S&P+ Rk: 64
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% 49.6 80% 73% 76%
10-Sep North Carolina 28 23-48 L 3% -20.3 24% 24% 24%
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Win
Probability
Proj.
W-L
Proj.
Margin
Proj.
Score
Cumulative
Proj. Wins
17-Sep Western Michigan 62 56% W 2.5 33.4 - 31.0 1.56
1-Oct at Nebraska 26 24% L -12.3 24.8 - 37.1 1.79
8-Oct Purdue 90 71% W 9.7 33.2 - 23.5 2.51
15-Oct at Rutgers 85 59% W 4.0 30.4 - 26.4 3.10
22-Oct at Michigan 4 10% L -22.5 16.0 - 38.4 3.20
29-Oct Minnesota 34 40% L -4.6 27.1 - 31.6 3.59
5-Nov Michigan State 25 33% L -7.8 24.5 - 32.3 3.92
12-Nov at Wisconsin 29 27% L -10.5 20.4 - 30.9 4.19
19-Nov Iowa 35 40% L -4.5 28.4 - 32.9 4.59
26-Nov at Northwestern 59 42% L -3.3 23.4 - 26.7 5.01
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 27.8 71 26.8 47
Points Per Game 37.5 45 25.5 69

Western Michigan Broncos Advanced Stats Profile

Head Coach: P.J. Fleck (19-21)
Leading Passer: Zach Terrell (473 YDS, 5 TD)
Leading Rusher: Jamauri Bogan (234 YDS, 2 TD)
Leading Receiver: Corey Davis (220 YDS, 3 TD)

Record: 2-0 | Second-order wins (diff.): 1.3 (-0.7) | S&P+ Rk: 62
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
4-Sep at Northwestern 59 22-21 W 31% -5.0 24% 76% 24%
10-Sep NC Central N/A 70-21 W 99% 23.2 39% 86% 6%
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Win
Probability
Proj.
W-L
Proj.
Margin
Proj.
Score
Cumulative
Proj. Wins
17-Sep at Illinois 64 44% L -2.5 31.0 - 33.4 2.44
24-Sep Georgia Southern 45 49% L -0.6 32.2 - 32.8 2.93
1-Oct at Central Michigan 78 51% W 0.5 32.3 - 31.8 3.44
8-Oct Northern Illinois 83 67% W 7.8 37.9 - 30.1 4.12
15-Oct at Akron 94 64% W 6.1 35.3 - 29.2 4.75
22-Oct Eastern Michigan 122 88% W 20.6 43.4 - 22.7 5.64
1-Nov at Ball State 103 70% W 9.0 35.9 - 26.9 6.34
8-Nov at Kent State 106 73% W 10.7 31.5 - 20.8 7.07
19-Nov Buffalo 105 81% W 15.4 36.2 - 20.7 7.88
25-Nov Toledo 49 50% L -0.1 32.4 - 32.4 8.38
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 38.1 29 36.2 122
Points Per Game 46.0 19 21.0 52