Each week, CSN's Vinnie Duber takes a look at the full Big Ten schedule with game-by-game capsules.
The Illini defense remains a work in progress.
That's one way of saying that it hasn't performed very well this season.
Not long after an in-state star spurned the Illini, John Groce picked up a huge commitment from outside the Land of Lincoln.
The Illini lost a big part of their 2014 recruiting class when Mt. Carmel running back Matt Domer was denied admission to the university.
See where your favorite Big Ten teams rank following Week 4 of the 2014 season.