Illinois 24, Wisconsin 23 POSTGAME

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Chris White was Mike White’s son and you’ll notice coach White was in on the pile!

unfortunately later that year Chris White’s potential walk off against Michigan was tipped at the line ending the game at 3-3 On a very cold November day at Memorial.
I was at that one...air went out of stadium.
 
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Chris White was Mike White’s son and you’ll notice coach White was in on the pile!

unfortunately later that year Chris White’s potential walk off against Michigan was tipped at the line ending the game at 3-3 On a very cold November day at Memorial.
If I recall correctly, Chris White's potential walk off in that game hit the cross bar and bounced back out. Either way, I do remember it being very cold and the 3 - 3 tie satisfied nobody.
 
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If I recall correctly, Chris White's potential walk off in that game hit the cross bar and bounced back out. Either way, I do remember it being very cold and the 3 - 3 tie satisfied nobody.
Correct, and it was Halloween weekend.
 
If you listen to Lovie in the locker room right after the game and his press conference yesterday, they have moved on. Whether they get the players to focus is another question

How did it happen? I am going to say the most likely answer that no one wants to admit, it was more of Wisconsin looking past Illinois than Illinois all of a sudden becoming a great team.
The Purdue outcome will tell us all we need to know. Lose, it was a trap game for Wisconsin. Win, Illinois have certainly turned a corner
Sorry Dude, that INT b Adams and run by Dre Brown at the end, plus the FG by McCourt, were Illini players making plays, not Wisky letting down. Same with the block by Corbin and pass by Peters to BeBe with a DB all over him for the TD that made it 23-21.
 
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Sorry Dude, that INT b Adams and run by Dre Brown at the end, plus the FG by McCourt, were Illini players making plays, not Wisky letting down. Same with the block by Corbin and pass by Peters to BeBe with a DB all over him for the TD that made it 23-21.
Agreed. I just don't buy this whole "they looked ahead" argument. Does that mean they didn't scheme to defeat Illinois on both sides? Does that mean they didn't have some motivation to stay undefeated? I could maybe see it if they hadn't been 31 point favorites, but I am just not buying it. I think Wisconsin was exposed, and they are going to get a Nebraska-style massacre at the hands of OSU.
 
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Sorry Dude, that INT b Adams and run by Dre Brown at the end, plus the FG by McCourt, were Illini players making plays, not Wisky letting down. Same with the block by Corbin and pass by Peters to BeBe with a DB all over him for the TD that made it 23-21.
Don't misread my post. I answered a question of "How did that happen". An upset does not happen without the underdog making great plays. However, odds that Wisconsin looked past us are a lot better than the odds we just morphed into a decent team. Because we looked like ISH vs Minnesota. I think we can all agree on those comments.
And regardless of my opinion, we are going to get our answer vs a 2 win Purdue team. That is all I am saying
 
Agreed. I just don't buy this whole "they looked ahead" argument. Does that mean they didn't scheme to defeat Illinois on both sides? Does that mean they didn't have some motivation to stay undefeated? I could maybe see it if they hadn't been 31 point favorites, but I am just not buying it. I think Wisconsin was exposed, and they are going to get a Nebraska-style massacre at the hands of OSU.
I agree they will get beat down vs OSU but that is because I believe OSU is that much better than everyone else in the B1G. I am not going to say a team that beat Mich St. 38-0 and Mich 35-14 was exposed. They are a good team.
 
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Don't misread my post. I answered a question of "How did that happen". An upset does not happen without the underdog making great plays. However, odds that Wisconsin looked past us are a lot better than the odds we just morphed into a decent team. Because we looked like ISH vs Minnesota. I think we can all agree on those comments.
And regardless of my opinion, we are going to get our answer vs a 2 win Purdue team. That is all I am saying
Just because Illinois won obviously didn't mean they are a better team than Wisconsin, but it also doesn't mean the game was a fluke. I think they flat out played better than Wisconsin and don't buy the looking ahead to OSU narrative.

The Wisconsin game could just be a huge outlier or it could be the first major sign of improvement. I'm excited to find out.

And I agree with you, if the team regresses back to what they looked like a few weeks ago, you probably would conclude that progress had not been made. As one of my coworkers said to me earlier this week "the sun even shines on a dog's @ss every once in a while"
 
Correct, and it was Halloween weekend.
True, the football hit the crossbar and kind of paused. My buddy dressed up for Halloween that night as a goalpost with a football stuck to his forehead. He ended up having a lot of people trying to kick beer can field goals through him on Green street. Fun times!!
 
The bottom line in my book - and any record book - Wisconsin got outplayed by one point.
 
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The bottom line in my book - and any record book - Wisconsin got outplayed by one point.
100%
But if that is the way all fans acted, we wouldn't have 11 pages of post for a post game thread. They were outplayed, were analyzing why. That is the point
 
But now for the asterisk for the record book: it's how Illini won. They took the game away from the Badgers: interception, Brown run, field goal. I will always remember those plays for as long as I live - if I live that long .
 
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But now for the asterisk for the record book: it's how Illini won. They took the game away from the Badgers: interception, Brown run, field goal. I will always remember those plays for as long as I live - if I live that long .
I guarantee you will live as long as you live. ;)
 
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