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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini

5th BTEN FBS | 0-0
  • Passing Yards
    252nd
    156.2 PYPG
  • Rushing Yards
    88th
    173.6 RYPG
  • Total Yards Per Game
    206th
    329.8 YPG
  • Inside Northwestern

    2022 Know Your Opponent: Illinois

    It’s more likely to be a blessing for the Illini, as they’ve upgraded their offensive weaponry beyond just quarterback-turned-wide receiver Isaiah Williams and running back Chase Brown. Bielema completely revamped the coaching staff when he was hired as head coach, only retaining running backs coach Cory Patterson. However, the below-average offensive output from the 2021 Illini was not enough to justify keeping offensive coordinator Tony Petersen.