The Illini try to go 2-0 on Saturday with an 11 a.m. matchup against Western Kentucky. Here’s what you should be paying attention to when the orange and blue take the field.
One of the things Tim Beckman wanted the Illini to do that they didn't in their season-opening win over Youngstown State: start fast.
Jonathan Dowling (FS), Western Kentucky
6'3" | 190 lbs.
67 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 INT, 7 PD, 6 FF
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Marcos Knight scored 15 points and Middle Tennessee extended its winning streak to seven games, beating Western Kentucky 72-53 on Saturday.