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Old Sep 15, 2017, 09:17 PM   #1
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Illinois vs Nebraska
Friday, September 29th
7:00pm CT
FS1

Line: Nebraska -6.5


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Old Sep 16, 2017, 06:47 AM   #2
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Probably going to be a tough one but I think we continue to show progress.
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 11:15 AM   #3
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This is a game we could steal if we clean up some of the sloppy mistakes during the bye week.
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 11:33 AM   #4
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Based on what I have seen the first three games, we can beat Nebraska in two weeks
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 11:34 AM   #5
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Based on what I have seen the first three games, we can beat Nebraska in two weeks
Based on Nebraska play today, we can beat them if we play like last week.
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 11:35 AM   #6
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Based on Nebraska play today, we can beat them if we play like last week.
Gay and Roundtree have got to be watching this and salivating right now
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 11:37 AM   #7
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Gay and Roundtree have got to be watching this and salivating right now
It seems we are not the only team with OL issues.
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 12:33 PM   #8
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An ode to the Young Illini

Seventeen year olds are blocking kicks
So the fans feel Gay
It's the dawn of a new day,
With the Young Illini

Lovie is coaching them up
Robert will say "that's my guy"
They're learning on the fly
These fighting Young Illini

The future is Green
With sure tacklers like DeGroot
All of the fans root
For the Young Illini

Epstein, Smalling, Hobbs, and Roundtree too
Boyd plays like a road grater, as he should do
In Littyville, the seats will fill as the players grow
Why? We all know: the Young Illini

17-14 over Nebby
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 01:24 PM   #9
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I mean, if NIU can beat Nebraska....we can too! Right? Guys?? Right?!?!?!?
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 02:34 PM   #10
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I mean, if NIU can beat Nebraska....we can too! Right? Guys?? Right?!?!?!?
Not at all being said. I watched the whole game and I saw an offense as stagnant as ours and a good defense...sound familiar? Their QB is a stand in the pocket, Lunt type QB and has thrown 7 interceptions in 2 games. I think it is a winnable game, not a sure thing.
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 05:29 PM   #11
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Nebraska blows, they have a young pocket passer who makes bad decisions with the ball and an absolute sieve for a defense.

Illinois can beat Nebraska. At home, they should. Purdue gonna crush us.

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Old Sep 16, 2017, 05:54 PM   #12
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Nebraska blows, they have a young pocket passer who makes bad decisions with the ball and an absolute sieve for a defense.

Illinois can beat Nebraska. At home, they should. Purdue gonna crush us.
Yeah Purdue is going to make us look silly.
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 08:22 PM   #13
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Not at all being said. I watched the whole game and I saw an offense as stagnant as ours and a good defense...sound familiar? Their QB is a stand in the pocket, Lunt type QB and has thrown 7 interceptions in 2 games. I think it is a winnable game, not a sure thing.
Is this the same QB Nebraska fans were so excited about?

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Old Sep 17, 2017, 05:29 AM   #14
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Is this the same QB Nebraska fans were so excited about?
I believe so, he transferred from Tulane and sat out a year for his redshirt. When he has time to sit in the pocket, he will tear a secondary apart. When he gets pressure though, he falls apart and his o-line is not helping very much (I am having deja-vu). Before this season started, they were worried that he would be a one-and-done QB because he would go pro after this year. Not sure if that is still a factor.
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Old Sep 17, 2017, 02:16 PM   #15
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Predicting Dunlap gets his first interception. Go Illini!

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Old Sep 17, 2017, 07:22 PM   #16
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Ticket 4 Pack for the Nebraska game for only $69

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Old Sep 17, 2017, 07:28 PM   #17
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This is a great time to have a bye week. Get healthy!!!
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Old Sep 17, 2017, 08:32 PM   #18
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Yeah Purdue is going to make us look silly.
Purdue is improved, but that one is still a winnable game. Louisville isn't as good as they were last year, and Mizzou is terrible. It will be a tougher game than originally thought, but still winnable. Really, the only game left that isn't winnable is @Ohio St. You might be able to throw Wisconsin in there as well but since it's at home anything can happen.

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Old Sep 18, 2017, 05:24 AM   #19
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Any word on Big Larry's knee/leg?
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Old Sep 18, 2017, 08:29 AM   #20
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Based on what I have seen the first three games, we can beat Nebraska in two weeks
I'm not seeing the same thing you are. I don't see Illinois winning this game.
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Old Sep 18, 2017, 10:53 AM   #21
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This is certainly a more winnable game then it might have appeared when the season began. I will be interested to see what the coaching staff does with an extra week of preparation. Nebraska has to play next week (albeit against Rutgers) so this should be an advantage for the Illini.
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Old Sep 18, 2017, 10:55 AM   #22
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Not at all being said. I watched the whole game and I saw an offense as stagnant as ours and a good defense...sound familiar? Their QB is a stand in the pocket, Lunt type QB and has thrown 7 interceptions in 2 games. I think it is a winnable game, not a sure thing.
That's where I'm at -- winnable game but by no means a sure thing. I watched a fair amount of the NIU-Boston College because have friends who are BC grads, and NIU looked OK at best (they ended up losing by 3 and BC hasn't won since). If Illini win turnover battle, I think we win.
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Old Sep 18, 2017, 11:48 AM   #23
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I wonder if Nebraska is still sick of "only" winning 10 games a year under Bo Pelini.

That coaching change looks terrible now and someone P5 school is going to luck out when they hire Pelini in the next year or two.

EDIT: Just googled Bo Pelini to see what he is up to and he has quite the mess on his hands right now.
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Old Sep 18, 2017, 12:20 PM   #24
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Any word on Big Larry's knee/leg?

Lovie responded to a question post-game about his injury saying it wasn't as bad as initially expected. TIFWIW
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Old Sep 20, 2017, 12:12 PM   #25
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