Under the Lights: Illini Will Host Huskers in Primetime [7:00pm CT]
The last 7pm home game I remember is Arizona State in like 2011. That can't be the last one can it?
Penn State last year, but that was a Friday. So UNC was last Saturday night game.UNC 2016?
Decided to look into it a little closer...Penn State last year, but that was a Friday. So UNC was last Saturday night game.
Edit: Also played Western Illinois at night last year.
* = Friday night2018_Penn State*__8:00pm CT__L 63-24
2018_W. Illinois__6:30pm CT__W 34-14
2017_Nebraska*____7:00pm CT__L 28-6
2017_W. Kentucky__7:00pm CT__W 20-7
2016_N. Carolina__6:30pm CT__L 48-23
2013_Wisconsin____7:00pm CT__L 56-32
2012_LaTech_______7:00pm CT__L 52-24
2011_Arizona St___6:00pm CT__W 17-14
2010_SIU__________6:30pm CT__W 35-3
Amen ... all blue might look cool under the lights, but I’d also be cool with just our regular home jerseys!
I am thinking it should be an Orange Out game so all of the Nebby fans kinda blend in and in the night lights look more orangish - if we go with blue or white - it will be unfortunately sorely obvious how many more fans they have there
I think that would go a long way with potential recruits as far as playing environmentSo these are our last couple of Saturday night games and the crowds we drew at home:
2010: 52,217 vs. Southern Illinois (0-1 at the time)
2011: 50,843 vs. #22 Arizona State (2-0 at the time)
2012: 46,539 vs. Louisiana Tech (2-1 at the time) ... I attended this debacle.
2013: 47,362 vs. #25 Wisconsin (3-2 at the time)
2016: 60,670 vs. North Carolina (1-0 at the time)
2019: TBD vs. Nebraska (HOPEFULLY 3-0 at the time)
God, with Nebraska fans included, you would really think we could push 55,000 if we are able to handle Eastern Michigan and have a 3-0 record. We at least need to push 50,000, as I have noticed that this seems to be the threshold for "looking soldout" on TV, haha.
Maybe the most heroic performance by this fanbase of all time. An act of pure hope. Though also a comprehensive refutation of the idea that everybody expected us to go 4-23 in the B1G before having any chance to compete.2016: 60,670 vs. North Carolina (1-0 at the time)
Hey man, we're Illinois, we're going to go garishly, excessively orange from time to time.Don't even need the superstition, let's just not wear all orange because it looks hideous.