Illinois was overwhelmed for most of the first half, trailing 28-7 at half time. They played a little better in the 2nd half but couldn’t get closer than 11 points.
The Illinois defense isn’t the 2022 one, that’s for sure, and the offense is missing its best players, too. Looks like kind of a step-back year for them. Their final cross-division schedule is bearable, Penn State, Maryland and Indiana, which overwhelmed Indiana State tonight.