CHAMPAIGN – If Illinois needed a confidence boost before starting Big Ten play, it picked the right opponent for the final non-conference game of the year.
Rarely is it that a sporting event is not getting enough hype.
The Fighting Illini might be able to exact a little revenge on North Carolina for their loss to the Tar Heels in the 2005 National Championship game.
Week 4 went much better for the Big Ten than Week 3, but that was to be expected with a bunch of weak opponents dotting the schedule.
For the second time this season, a Fighting Illini player was handed a weekly award by the Big Ten.