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Detroit Free Press

Michigan football runs rampant over Northern Illinois, 63-10

The makings of a trap game were real. Wedged between the electrifying atmosphere of a primetime, nationally televised game against Washington and the anticipation of hosting Rutgers to begin Big Ten pay next weekend was a sleepy noon kickoff against Northern Illinois, a 27-point underdog whose coach claimed to have intimate knowledge of Michigan football’s playbooks and whose quarterback stunned Ann Arbor as a member of Michigan State last season.
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Illinois Football: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Virginia

The Illinois football team fell to 1-2 on Saturday as the Virginia Cavaliers carved us up in a 42-14 rout. This was not a fun Illini game to watch. Less than five minutes into the game, the Cavaliers were already up 14-0. Things started bad and would eventually get even worse. Illinois gave up a ton of passing yards and couldn’t get anything going on offense. Everything that could go wrong went wrong.
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fightingillini.com

Illinois Hosts UTSA on Saturday

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The 1-0 Illinois Fighting Illini return to Memorial Stadium on Saturday to take on UTSA during Week 1. The Illini are fresh off a Big Ten Conference win over Nebraska last week to kickoff the college football season. Illinois reeled off 28 points in a span of...
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Illinois Football: 4 observations from the Illini loss to UTSA

Illinois football fell to 1-1 on the season Saturday, as they dropped a close game to a tough UTSA program. This was a rough loss after beating Nebraska the week before. The Illini played decent against the Cornhuskers, but the Roadrunners were a better team. They were more experienced and, overall, a more talented team. Illinois experienced that on Saturday night.
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CBS Sports

How to watch Michigan vs. Northern Illinois: NCAA Football live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds

Current Records: Northern Illinois 1-1; Michigan 2-0 Considering their sizeable disadvantage in the spread, the Northern Illinois Huskies can expect to have a real challenge on their hands Saturday. They will square off against the Michigan Wolverines at noon ET at Michigan Stadium. Michigan will be strutting in after a win while NIU will be stumbling in from a loss.
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WCIA

Busy night for football games

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — “Games are back on and looking forward to a good night,” Jim Nelson, Illini fan, said. It was a big night for football in Central Illinois. Football fans flocked to high school and college football games tonight. Hundreds of fans were preparing for the Illini football...
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thechampaignroom.com

TCR Staff Predictions: 2021 Illinois Football Season

Stephen Cohn: 4-8 (2-7 Big Ten) How much should we really expect in year one from Bret Bielema? You can say we should expect the world, but that’s not really fair considering the monumental undertaking Bielema is currently undertaking. Yes, I understand there’s a ton of talent returning from last year’s team, but implementing a new system in a still kinda-weird offseason seems like a bit of a challenge.
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fightingillini.com

Illinois Travels to Virginia for First Road Game Saturday

Illinois (1-1) at Virginia (1-0) Date/Time Saturday, Sept. 11 | 10 a.m. CT | GameDay. Location Charlottesville, Va. (Scott Stadium) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Illinois football team hits the road for the first time under first-year head coach Bret Bielema when it matches up against Virginia on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT on ACC Network. The Illini and Virginia will meet in the regular season for the first time in history after the teams' two previous meetings have been bowl victories for Illinois (1990 Florida Citrus Bowl, 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl).
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thechampaignroom.com

2021 Illinois Football: Quarterbacks Preview

The Illinois quarterback room has seen quite a few new faces enter the picture this year, but Brandon Peters is still unquestionably QB1 for Illinois barring injury. And as such, we’ll begin our preview with him. Projected Starter. Brandon Peters (SR) Having started 16 games for the Illini since 2019,...
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fightingillini.com

Illinois Welcomes Maryland for Friday Night Matchup

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois returns to Memorial Stadium for its fourth game of the 2021 season, an 8 p.m. CT Friday night matchup against Maryland. It will be the Terrapins first ever trip to Champaign. Illinois has started 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten with a win over...
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Illinois Football: Illini looking at the JUCO level with recent offer

Illinois football was still offering scholarships the day before they took down the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The future is always being built in the Bret Bielema era. There are no off days. This Illini coaching staff has done a great job of putting together a solid 2022 class thus far. But the future isn’t just built with freshmen. The junior college market is always a great place to snag talent.
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fightingillini.com

Illinois Announces 2021 Fighting Illini Football Preview Show

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The 2021 Fighting Illini Football Preview Show will debut tomorrow Saturday, Aug. 21 on NBC Sports Chicago at 4:oo pm CT. It will air several times next week on NBC Sports, Big Ten Network, WCIA and WCIX leading up to the season opener vs. Nebraska Aug. 28.
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Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Watch now: Eastern Illinois football return home to face Illinois State in 109th Mid-American Classic

CHARLESTON — For the first time this season, the Eastern Illinois football team (0-3) will face an opponent it can game plan against with recent game footage. After facing Indiana State and the University of Dayton, neither of which had played since 2019, and South Carolina, which was under a new coach, the Panthers face Illinois State (1-1) to continue one of the longest rivalries in college football.
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