This weekend Illinois won its first Big Ten game in 700 days. Illini fans were elated, but it left many thinking: how will the season end? Will it be another 3-9 season like 2016? Or could they finally break the four- or five-win mark and get closer to that seemingly unreachable bowl game?
So, we decided to ask you:
Now that the #Illini have one, how many more Big Ten wins will Illinois get this year, and which games are they? #IlliniPulse— THE GRAY ROOM (@Champaign_Room) October 8, 2018
Not shockingly, we got plenty of great responses.
Some people were more optimistic than others, predicting we could beat at least two or three more teams:
3!!! Purdue, Minny, Northwestern!— Jerry (@Jerry_Kidz) October 8, 2018
3: Purdue, Minn, NW....Get your motor city bowl tickets now!!!!!!— Raul Rodriguez (@rr5481) October 8, 2018
2 - Minnesota and Nebraska— Jeff (@jjhparker) October 8, 2018
Some people I would classify as overly optimistic, seeing more than a trio of wins for the rest of the Big Ten season:
Optimistically 4. Should have a chance good chance- Boilermakers -Gophers-Cornhuskers. Longshots -Hawkeyes/ Terrapins/ Wildcats. Realistically 2 of these 3. Boilermakers – Gophers – Cornhuskers— Dale Wilson (@golfnwilly) October 8, 2018
5 total- Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and that school that thinks they are Chicago’s team. Possibly 6 depending on which Maryland team shows up.— ILL-INI (@Illini_fan_83) October 9, 2018
Not sure I see four or five wins coming. But, I respect the confidence.
A few others were a bit less optimistic and felt that the Illini would either finish the rest of the season winless or have less than three more wins:
I feel a let down week coming with Purdue. Hope not. Maybe we beat Minnesota?— Ditkanate (@Ditkanate) October 8, 2018
Anything from 0 to 2 more wouldn't surprise me. Nebraska and Minnesota: toss ups.— onanyesfbb (@onanyesfbb) October 8, 2018
MD, NW, Purdue: tough sledding but possible. Iowa, Wisky: nope.
I agree with this guy’s analysis of the schedule. Nebraska and Minnesota seem like the best places to get another win, and the others are going to be more of a long shot.
And it wouldn’t be The Champaign (read: GRAY) Room Twitter if we didn’t have a bit of humor in there as well:
All of them, big 10 championship. No doubt in my mind lol.— Thor Graham (@thorgraham42) October 8, 2018
Thanks for that, Thor.
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