This. I totally expected this to be a tough matchup, but not one where Illinois looks like my 7 year old daughter trying to play NCAA 06 on the PS2...Eastern Michigan isn't that bad a team. There's no shame in struggling with them.
But this is the type of game where a quality team finds a way to win. If Illinois wants to be a factor in the Big Ten anytime soon they need to come back.
IW will solve two of those points. If not he’ll at least be fun to watchI don’t know who we are.
We are an offensive team but feels like the defense needs to spark us?
We are a running team that can’t consistently establish the run?
We are a bend but don’t break defense that gives up big plays?
We are an experienced team that picks up dumb penalties?
All of that sort of points to a bad football team I’m afraid.