There was really only one game on the Illini's non-conference schedule that didn't look like a pretty safe bet for a win: the Week 3 trip to Seattle to take on Washington.
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Josh Ferguson seems primed for a big season with the Illini, and people are starting to notice.
Fittingly, there's a Fighting Illini on the Butkus Award watch list.