Illinois goes for a postseason win against Louisiana Tech in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26. Here's what you should be paying attention to when the Illini take the field.
Bowl season is upon us, and the Big Ten gets things going with a pair of games the day after Christmas, the first of (at least) 10 bowl games this season featuring Big Ten teams.
The Big Ten matched a record by sending 10 teams to bowl games, which were all announced Sunday.
Here's the complete list of Big Ten teams making postseason appearances this winter.
There was a bit of nervousness over whether the bowl-eligible Illini would actually get to play in the postseason, but with a little bit of help from the College Football Playoff select
Being bowl-eligible might not mean being bowl-bound for a Big Ten team this season, and the Illini could miss out on their first postseason appearance under Tim Beckman.