Pregame: Illinois vs Eastern Michigan, Saturday, September 14th, 11:00am CT, BTN

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Illinois vs Eastern Michigan (Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL)
Saturday, September 14th
11:00am CT
BTN

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#5
They hung around with Kentucky and kept it to 2 scores until the 4th quarter.

Looking from afar, Kentucky is a better football team than us.

Guessing we will squeak this one out by 6.
 
#7
Tyngsborough, MA
After what we say in person at the UCONN game, I'm expecting another one too close for comfort. Didn't really breathe a sigh of relief yesterday until after time expired.
 
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After what we say in person at the UCONN game, I'm expecting another one too close for comfort. Didn't really breathe a sigh of relief yesterday until after time expired.
And after what I saw sitting in my easy chair in my man cave sipping a brewski in far off tv land, I'm kind of with you on your observation. However, this is the second week in a row we have removed a team from the undefeated ranks with a third opportunity to do the same this week. And as Lovie was saying in his post game presser, he is choosing to accentuate the positive this week.
 
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Morris, IL
Correction to my original post below: I looked up NCAA stats and the Illini rush defense is actually #17 at 1.68 yards/rush allowed and tied for #25 with 64 yards rushing allowed per game. The stats presented in the link are confusing. Still, great improvement by the Illini rush defense.


Illini rush defense #2 in the nation with 1.1 yards/run allowed and #24 in opponent rush yards/game. I know we haven't played any powerhouse teams, but this is a significant improvement from the past few years.

E Michigan vs Illinois Rushing


EMUValue (rank)Value (rank)ILL
Rush Play %60.34% (#21)48.91% (#52)Opp Rush Play %
Yards/Rush2.9 (#76)1.1 (#2)Opp Yards/Rush
Rushes/Game17.5 (#91)33.5 (#74)Opp Rushes/Game
Rush Yards/Game51.5 (#88)37.0 (#24)Opp Rush Yards/Game
 
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At home with a better crowd but not great. Team got a decent slap in the face to wake up. I like @mikedILLINI's prediction. But I'll go with 39-24
 
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At home with a better crowd but not great. Team got a decent slap in the face to wake up. I like @mikedILLINI's prediction. But I'll go with 39-24
If Corbin and our safeties are back - I am good with this. Home is home and I think our first away game is always going to cause concern and then with Corbin out - yikes. Have to believe UConn played above themselves yesterday given all the comments and their Frosh QB actually gave them a spark (along with his turnovers).
 
#21
I love the mindset here, but even Penn State last year wasn't close to a sell out, at least from actual attendance.
Got me thinking, would Nebraska being undefeated going into this game draw a bigger crowd locally or the fact that they already lost so its increases the possibility of winning the game draw more people? Just a thought
we didnt sell beer last year!!
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#22
Bloomington
If Adams and Corbin are back, I like Illinois by 10-17. If not, I think it's a win but could be a nailbiter.

Home game, following a wake up call, I think Illinois rolls. All that said, I STILL think this is a 5-7 team.
 
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I’ll go with slightly better D than last week but offense doesn’t lay on the gas. 27-13 Illini.

If we win this I could see a sell out for Nebby given they seem beatable.
 
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