Pregame: Illinois vs Chattanooga, Thursday, September 22nd, 7:30pm CT, BTN

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BZuppke

Plainfield
I always think unconventionally so if their pass defense is suspect, what if we come out throwing the ball, surprise them, score a couple of quick touchdowns, then give them a heavy dose of chase brown afterwards?
 
#228      

Ransom Stoddard

Ordained Dudeist Priest
Bloomington, IL
Would really like to see the defense continue its no-touchdowns-allowed dominance at home.
If that happens I think that means our D is for real. Chatty's opposition has certainly not been stellar so far this year, but they put the ball in the endzone a lot so far.

And not to be Debbie Downer, but our D has shown some lapses here and there, which some team is going to exploit sooner or later. I just hope it's not tonight.

I-L-L
 
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WWWWRocU

Herndon, VA
If that happens I think that means our D is for real. Chatty's opposition has certainly not been stellar so far this year, but they put the ball in the endzone a lot so far.

And not to be Debbie Downer, but our D has shown some lapses here and there, which some team is going to exploit sooner or later. I just hope it's not tonight.

I-L-L
But what was encouraging/unexpected/satisfying was that first half against Virginia. That sure lifted my spirits on what Walters is building!
 
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I always think unconventionally so if their pass defense is suspect, what if we come out throwing the ball, surprise them, score a couple of quick touchdowns, then give them a heavy dose of chase brown afterwards?
I look for BB to wear down the Chattanooga defense. Illinois offense likes to grind it but they also like to utilize open space and get the ball out quickly. If Chattanooga DL is the most talented part of the D and we can run all over them great. If the DL is over aggressive than the passing game will tear them up.
I look for us to continually run it to wear them down whether gaining 3 or 9 yards a carry. Going back to the Virginia game we targeted the TE position more in the first half than most of the other games combined. I am sure BB and staff have found weaknesses to attack.

Chattanooga is a good FCS team. It is hard to evaluate FCS vs FBS matchups because you can have upsets. At the same time I have seen a few top 10 FCS teams lose to good FBS teams in the 35-50 point range as well. Pretty sure Villanova was ranked like #6 vs Army with Army being 14 pt favorite. Army won 49-10. Good news is we have already and can win this game by 2-3 possessions if the offense is just average. Think we are all getting antsy to see more TDs this week and mostly see the kicker out for extra points.

I would encourage them trying a long shot to Bryant or IW in the first series or two to keep the D honest ;)
 
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I always thought Mocs was short for Water Moccasins. Apparently it's short for Mockingbirds, which is the state bird of Tennessee.
Well… that’s what they say NOW.
 

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#236      
Illini 27
Chattanooga 10

Offense keeps me frustrated but defense gives me eternal hope for a 7-8 win season. I-L-L
 
#239      

GallopingGhost

Denver, CO
If that happens I think that means our D is for real. Chatty's opposition has certainly not been stellar so far this year, but they put the ball in the endzone a lot so far.

And not to be Debbie Downer, but our D has shown some lapses here and there, which some team is going to exploit sooner or later. I just hope it's not tonight.

I-L-L
I mean I think you’re talking about 2-3 Wyoming plays, the last drive from Indiana and maaaaybe the last 5 minutes of an already- won Virginia game. No one can be on 100% unless you’re Georgia. I think we have been stellar and I think it’ll be the reason we continue to win games.
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
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Howdy boys & girls..........Are you ready for some Thursday Night Football..........................It's been a long wait for the Illini to take the field again so let's get started.........................

Today's music is the classic Led Zeppelin II album starting off with "" A Whole Lotta Love "" which we all have for the beloved..........................

Today's menu..................................

Reiman's Raviola
Marchese's Mac & Cheese
Lunney's Leek & Potato Soup
Chase's Char Broiled Water Moccasin Stew
Bailey's Six Point Fumble Recovery Creme Ale
Love's Love Potion # 9 Aromatherapy

plenty of appetizers and meds
tailgate leftovers and hot beer

BYOB
BYONL


looking forward to a rousing night @ Memorial Stadium and a big win to go 3-1....(should be 4-0 , but that's enough indigestion for today )

Halftime show featuring many guest performers..........


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Enjoy the game Illini Nation ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Go Illini !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I always think unconventionally so if their pass defense is suspect, what if we come out throwing the ball, surprise them, score a couple of quick touchdowns, then give them a heavy dose of chase brown afterwards?
I think we’ll see much of what we’ve seen before from the offense. Not that they won’t throw, but no more than usual. I’d hope they’ve used the bye week to install some new passing plays (as well as runs), but they’ll hold those back for Wisky when some pass plays might be needed to help set up run.

27-9 good guys.
 
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Howdy boys & girls..........Are you ready for some Thursday Night Football..........................It's been a long wait for the Illini to take the field again so let's get started.........................

Today's music is the classic Led Zeppelin II album starting off with "" A Whole Lotta Love "" which we all have for the beloved..........................

Today's menu..................................

Reiman's Raviola
Marchese's Mac & Cheese
Lunney's Leek & Potato Soup
Chase's Char Broiled Water Moccasin Stew
Bailey's Six Point Fumble Recovery Creme Ale
Love's Love Potion # 9 Aromatherapy

plenty of appetizers and meds
tailgate leftovers and hot beer

BYOB
BYONL


looking forward to a rousing night @ Memorial Stadium and a big win to go 3-1....(should be 4-0 , but that's enough indigestion for today )

Halftime show featuring many guest performers..........


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Enjoy the game Illini Nation ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Go Illini !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those are quite disturbing — the gifs, not the menu.
 
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PizzaHutParkingLot

"That's where you went to throw down." - BU
View attachment 19985

Howdy boys & girls..........Are you ready for some Thursday Night Football..........................It's been a long wait for the Illini to take the field again so let's get started.........................

Today's music is the classic Led Zeppelin II album starting off with "" A Whole Lotta Love "" which we all have for the beloved..........................

Today's menu..................................

Reiman's Raviola
Marchese's Mac & Cheese
Lunney's Leek & Potato Soup
Chase's Char Broiled Water Moccasin Stew
Bailey's Six Point Fumble Recovery Creme Ale
Love's Love Potion # 9 Aromatherapy

plenty of appetizers and meds
tailgate leftovers and hot beer

BYOB
BYONL


looking forward to a rousing night @ Memorial Stadium and a big win to go 3-1....(should be 4-0 , but that's enough indigestion for today )

Halftime show featuring many guest performers..........


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Enjoy the game Illini Nation ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Go Illini !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I look forward to these posts on every game day thread........ I do....... I really do.... 😎
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
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I look forward to these posts on every game day thread........ I do....... I really do.... 😎
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That's another one of Sir pru's posts that I will miss the most.............................I really really will.......................Philly says to tell everyone at Loyalty hi..

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Bottoms up.............................I sure hope Charlie does ok in his new job...............I really really do.................
 
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Whenever I see this word, I think of this guy:


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I know phonetically it is the same, but I think his name is "Moxon" or "Mox" for short. So I guess, if I hear the word Mocs, I may think of him, but not when I see it. *shrug*
 
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