On paper, Illinois looks like a two-touchdown dog to us. But something tells me you can throw out the "on paper" analysis on this one. The one intangible for Illinois is that they have big play potential now, in the Juice Williams-Aurelious Benn connection. If that connection lights it up tomorrow, Illinois could pull off the huge upset.
We'll have to see. Here are the three keys to the game for Illinois:
1. Defensive secondary play
2. Offensive line play
3. Juice Williams' ability to throw the ball
If they're a "GO" on the above three, there's a chance for Illinois to win the game. I can't wait to watch it!