You know, I was thinking today while watching the Michigan game: “Army would have been the perfect matchup for us this year”. They can’t pass, and we suck at defending the pass.Michig
Michigan fans are saying the same thing.
We really shouldn't. There was nothing to be won out there today, but everything to lose, and we didn't.Tough not to overreact to this one.
Still counts the same as a 23 point win, unless....We really shouldn't. There was nothing to be won out there today, but everything to lose, and we didn't.
We gotta handle our business next week, show up against Rutgers, and then find two more.
If today is the kind of team we are, it's going to be made much, much clearer in future weeks.
And as if by coincidence (or laziness) Syracuse is wearing our old uniforms this year, and vice versa.... Does anyone check for plagiarism once people get out of school?First Illini non-conference road win since 2007. For those who may not be familiar, this game shown below was the last time the Illini won a non-conference road game before today:
Need to save him for tossup games where he could make a difference and not lose his redshirt, if possible. Peters is decent but we need him to be good. Although our depth has improved, key injuries are already killing us. Have to get EMU and Rutgers. Maybe get lucky against Northwestern and Minnesota..maybe Michigan who doesn't look good on offense. Fitz will have NW playing better by year end.Totally over-estimated how we’d do. Should have know better, because Illinois.
That was a true freshman QB. Yikes. We are looking at 4 wins tops if we don’t pick it up in a hurry.
I was skeptical of Peters after last week. Stares down his primary receiver way too much and doesn’t go through progressions well. I really don’t see him as the answer. Wish we’d get JuiceV2 in there for some reps.
Doubtful. OL had issues today and strength was one. Disappointing performance.Different game with Reggie in there - we could not run much up the middle - Reggie gets it going off the edge. He'd have broken two good runs today as there wasn't much support past the line.
Now time to root for Colorado
The OL issues were tight inside - we rarely bounced outside which Reggie is very good at - its not like their D line was clogging up our backfield, they just held the middle of the Line of Scrimmage.Doubtful. OL had issues today and strength was one. Disappointing performance.
Nah, OL struggled backside as well. It was a poor game by OL. When RBs bounced out or attempted to they were dragged down behind or just stood up. Middle was muddled up as we couldn’t handle one on one blocking. Overall poor performance but a Win. Easy things to address in film sessions for next week.The OL issues were tight inside - we rarely bounced outside which Reggie is very good at - its not like their D line was clogging up our backfield, they just held the middle of the Line of Scrimmage.