Illini Football 2020

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Fri.___Sept. 4______Illinois State
Sat.___Sept. 12_____UConn
Sat.___Sept. 19_____Bowling Green
Sat.___Sept. 26_____--bye---
Sat.___Oct. 3_______at Rutgers
Sat.___Oct. 10______at Nebraska
Sat.___Oct. 17______Purdue (Homecoming)
Sat.___Oct. 24______Minnesota
Sat.___Oct. 31______at Wisconsin
Sat.___Nov. 7_______Iowa
Sat.___Nov. 14______at Indiana
Sat.___Nov. 21______Ohio State
Sat.___Nov. 28______at Northwestern
 
#2
My very early prediction

W v ISU
W v UConn
W v Bowling Green

W @ Rutgers
L @ Huskers - I see us splitting these two games, winning back to back conf road games is tough. Just aasigning W/L here based on stength of 2019 squads.

W v Purdue
L v Minn
L @ Wisc
W v Iowa - somewhat of a revenge game, going with this as our signature 2020 win
L @ Indiana
L v Ohio State
W @ Northwestern

8-5 with a Bowl Win would be about the next step to takw base on our win total trends.
 
#3
My very early prediction

W v ISU
W v UConn
W v Bowling Green

W @ Rutgers
L @ Huskers - I see us splitting these two games, winning back to back conf road games is tough. Just aasigning W/L here based on stength of 2019 squads.

W v Purdue
L v Minn
L @ Wisc
W v Iowa - somewhat of a revenge game, going with this as our signature 2020 win
L @ Indiana
L v Ohio State
W @ Northwestern

8-5 with a Bowl Win would be about the next step to takw base on our win total trends.
I think we lose to Purdue and beat Nebraska. Agree with that Iowa win. Minnesota gets back to back Big Ten Division titles.
 
#4
I think we lose to Purdue and beat Nebraska. Agree with that Iowa win. Minnesota gets back to back Big Ten Division titles.
minnesota will not get back to back division title this year. They had a Lot of pluses, like experience, favorable schedule, and a less experienced big west Wisconsin team,Iowa team, and penn state. Only one of which was a road game
 
#5
minnesota will not get back to back division title this year. They had a Lot of pluses, like experience, favorable schedule, and a less experienced big west Wisconsin team,Iowa team, and penn state. Only one of which was a road game
Minnesota is trending up, for sure, but they aren’t close to Osu or Michigan status. They don’t have the talent to all but guarantee their contention for conference titles. They are better than the average big west team. They will have a down year ahead in a year or so and will depend on favorable schedules to run the table, in my opinion. I would place them at 20-30 ranking next year. My guess is Minnesota has 3-4 losses next year.
 
#6
Minnesota is trending up, for sure, but they aren’t close to Osu or Michigan status. They don’t have the talent to all but guarantee their contention for conference titles. They are better than the average big west team. They will have a down year ahead in a year or so and will depend on favorable schedules to run the table, in my opinion. I would place them at 20-30 ranking next year. My guess is Minnesota has 3-4 losses next year.
Idt they wi the big ten championship I just think they win the west. Who else will?
 
#7
Idt they wi the big ten championship I just think they win the west. Who else will?
Wisconsin like they seem to do every year. The west gets more competitive every year though.
 
#9
Minnesota is ranked 86 in returning production. In the west only Iowa is worse at 101. Everyone else is in the top 34 so Minnesota might have a tough time.
 
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#10
All I know is there offense is stacked. Stud QB, Stud RB, Stud WR
 
#11
They are 13th in returning offense but 125th in returning defense so we'll see. They may be able to outscore teams.
 
#12
Idt they wi the big ten championship I just think they win the west. Who else will?
they have to win tough games. Michigan, Wisconsin road, Michigan state road, BYU, at Illinois, at Nebraska, at Maryland.
I would probably put my money in Wisconsin. Their defense is going to be elite.
 
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#14
I think we lose to Purdue and beat Nebraska. Agree with that Iowa win. Minnesota gets back to back Big Ten Division titles.
This is definitely possible as well. I think we struggle with offenses like Purdue's.
 
#15
On average, experience trumps talent in college. Time to learn systems, learn routes, gain mass, get faster, quicker, etc.
As much as I don't care for PJ's style he gets his guys fired up to play. There are a lot of things thst have to go your way for wins and one of those is just wanting it more.
 
#17
7-5 sounds right to me.

Our three non-conference games should be near-locks. At Wisconsin and home vs. Ohio State each have a >70% likelihood of LOSS. Beyond that, lots of toss-ups, and we'll have an experienced roster giving us an advantage in most.
 
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#18
7-5 sounds right to me.

Our three non-conference games should be near-locks. At Wisconsin and home vs. Ohio State each have a >70% likelihood of LOSS. Beyond that, lots of toss-ups, and we'll have an experienced roster giving us an advantage in most.
yes. And this is where injuries and momentum make a difference.
 
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If we lose to Wisconsin by less than 3 touchdowns I'll consider it a good game. They are gonna be pissed off from last year.
 
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#22
If we lose to Wisconsin by less than 3 touchdowns I'll consider it a good game. They are gonna be pissed off from last year.
The only game I would be ok with a blowout is Ohio state. I think we can hang with them, but the talent differential is large. If we get blown out, I won’t hold it against him. Every other game I expect is to be in it in the 4th quarter
 
#23
If we win 6 or 7 games, only get blown out of 1 or 2 games, and lose the rest close I would be content with that season. If we get blown out in 3 or more games and still get to 6 wins, I would really start to question if lovie is the guy.

I was content getting to 6 wins no matter how ugly it looked at times in 2019 but there's no reason not to expect better in 2020.
 
#24
If we win 6 or 7 games, only get blown out of 1 or 2 games, and lose the rest close I would be content with that season. If we get blown out in 3 or more games and still get to 6 wins, I would really start to question if lovie is the guy.

I was content getting to 6 wins no matter how ugly it looked at times in 2019 but there's no reason not to expect better in 2020.
we were competitive in every game last season. Ultimately, I won’t care if we win 6 and get blown out in the rest. But I think it would be hard to
watch
 
#25
Minnesota was a blowout. The northwestern, Michigan and Cal games weren't exactly close either.