Northwestern 24, Illinois 16 POSTGAME

#51
I hate to say this, but I think NW's B-team beat Illinois' varsity.

I've thought of following another football program, but I can't do it. I don't have it in me. Once an Illini, always an Illini, for better or worse. But we've had too much of the worser. On to the better!

P.S. I've thought of going all out on Spartans' b-ball. Can't do it despite ties to the state of Michigan. I'm an Illinoisan.
 
#52
Just pretend you didn't watch the game: Illinois only lost by 8 pts to the number 19 ranked team to finish the season
Great result for Lovie. If it wasnt for that INT at the end we coulda tied that game up! Happy with how hard those boys worked against such a highly touted team.

Too bad there was no one at the game. I think each of the state championships on Saturday had more people in attendance than this game. Perhaps some extra Illinois Loyalty in Ryan field could have helped change the outcome...

Looking forward to what next season brings.
 
#53
Crazy to think how far the offense has come since last year. Great progress. Spring and summer camps will help development/ progression. having more than one scholarship qb in spring should help the wr timing/experience. Having success in some areas will hopefully carry over to other areas.
Think everyone is hoping for similar improvement on defense.
 
#55
Crazy to think how far the offense has come since last year. Great progress. Spring and summer camps will help development/ progression. having more than one scholarship qb in spring should help the wr timing/experience. Having success in some areas will hopefully carry over to other areas.
Think everyone is hoping for similar improvement on defense.
I think Rod Smith did a fantastic job with his scheme. Sadly he could not hide the actual state of this young offensive line when we got within the 10 yard line. When they mature, I look for an even bigger jump