The Wildcats and Illini try to reach six wins and bowl eligibility on Saturday with an 11 a.m. matchup in Evanston.
Nebraska at Iowa, 11 a.m. Friday, ABC. After losses last week, these teams are out of the running in the Big Ten West and don't have much to play for Friday.
It might, at first blush, seem a bit silly to call the stakes for Saturday's game between Northwestern and Illinois high.
Wes Lunt's ineffective performances in the past two weeks mean the Illini will have a quarterback competition this week.
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