Title says it all. Lets Go Illini!
Early Games Thread
Good seats still available in Minneapolis.
Up at halftime against the Wildcats! Perhaps that 'clean slate' strategy Coach Brewster implemented is bearing fruit...
how minn's back up QB also a starting WR? I've never heard of that outside highschool.
They are pretty much a high school team
That's basically also the case for MSU. Their backup is nominally a freshman (Maxwell), but if Cousins gets seriously injured, Keith Nichol will be moved back to QB.
This is also the case at Texas A&M.
That was quick, NW.
Illinois just executed one against OSU
Miami/Clemson on ESPN3, which sucks, but at least I can have Manchester U up instead of Minnesota/Northwestern, because, I mean, who really cares about LOLphers vs Wildcats?
Actually, game ended and switched over while typing.
Zook really wants the IlliBuck.
I think he wants to keep his job even more. A win here would help.
Alright, trying not to get excited about Illinois' early lead. But nice drive. Nice to see Pryor buckle under pressure in OSU's first drive.
Does anyone here want Illinois to NOT look this good? Their zone read looks pretty well-polished and their D held OSU to a 3-and-out. In my book, this is no reason to celebrate.
They tend to play well against OSU for reasons which remain mysterious...
UCONN! Beating an (kinda) SEC team.
Why is this Big Ten announcer just screaming the whole time during the Ohio State/Illinois game?
He probably figures the game won't be close for long, so he's going to get all his dramatics in while he can
He's auditioning for a role at ESPN. At this rate he may get it.
Pryor with a huge run. He is a big guy, but that just looked like horrible defense by the Illini.
Anyone else get the feeling that Illinois might not score again any time soon? I I mean they already had to pull out the trick play. And look what Pryor just did on a simple run around end...
...Yeah. Denard is going to have a field day against the Illini.
Pryor just broke a big one. The BTN announcer was a little excited
any other emu students on here notice that EMU/Ohio is on epsn + right now....theres nothing like a packed (1/3 full) Rynearson Stadium at Homecoming
Pryor would have been in if he wouldn't tie his laces...
That was pathetic, Illinois.
No pressure on Pryor for that TD pass
too bad there was a penalty
He had ALL DAY but he sure as hell didn't look "casual" in the pocket. He had a serious case of happy feet.
WOOOO! Gophers even it up.
Anybody else play ESPN Streak for the Cash? I thought the noon games were a little hard to pick.
- Northwestern will beat Minnesota, but will their winning margin be more than the # of TDs and FGs that Minn scores?
- I think Miami will probably beat Clemson, but who knows in the wacky ACC.
- I don't have a good read on the Kentucky Wildcats vs. the Mississipi Ackbars. They're both pretty bad.
I picked Northwestern. What do other people think?
And, as I type this Minnesota ties up the game with a wide open receiver for a 38 yard TD pass.
Weak slate of early games. They should have either put Wisc-MSU on early or had our game at 9:00 Pacific
Yeah there are a lot of good 3:30 games and not a lot of good nooners.
Miami's just running all over Clemson so far
Ellington pwns with a great run
Anyone else notice the chick with the Muck Fichigan shirt in the Illini student section after the TD? I snapped a photo for later. What a loser.
I also noticed this too. For some reason, Illinois thinks we're one of their biggest rivals.
At first I thought those Illinois fans were watching the game in a garage.
They watch the first half in the garage.
They watch the second half in the garage with the door closed and the car engine running.
They are punting. Bad decision.
especially when you pin them inside the one...people go 99 yards every time dammit
but since I'm watching the NW/MN game I decided to check out Dan Persa's scout/rivals profile, and I think I found the fakest FAKE 40 time in the history of FAKE 40 times...
4.38? The dude can run, but come on. 12 FAKES out of 5.
So you're saying gritty players can't be fast? :)