Before the season started, Illinois coach Lovie Smith said he saw all he needed to know about his new quarterback, Wes Lunt, when he watched game film from last year's comeback win over Nebraska. Lunt led the Illini to two fourth quarter touchdowns and a 14-13 upset, one of the team's two Big
There is something to be said about having a week off before delving into Big Ten play. When Maryland returns, it will host Purdue on Oct. 1. Urban Meyer, coach of No. 2 Ohio State, also has Saturday off.
The Illinois Fighting Illini (1-2) travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the No. 15 Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2) following a bye week. Despite a 4-0 start, the Cornhuskers could probably use a week off, too. Now nearly a full month into the season, injuries