Thursday Cram Session: Getting Prepped for Michigan State Vs. Illinois

Undefeated and riding high after an impressive second half against Michigan, Michigan State should not take Illinois lightly, especially after the Fighting Illini's dominating performance at Penn State last Saturday.

Less than 48 hours before the UI-MSU game on Saturday, here are your weekly crib notes.

ILLINOIS – MICHIGAN STATE ESSENTIALS

GAME 6: ILLINOIS AT MICHIGAN STATE GAME NOTES

ILLINOIS FOOTBALL PLAYER NEWS

#2 Nathan Scheelhaase, Redshirt Freshman Quarterback

NATHAN SCHEELHAASE BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

FIGHTING ILLINI’S NATHAN SCHEELHAASE CARVES PENN STATE WITH ARMS AND LEGS

#2 Martez Wilson, Junior Linebacker

MARTEZ WILSON FINALLY LIVING UP TO POTENTIAL (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

#13 Derek Dimke and #87 Anthony Santella, Senior Kicker and Punter

SANTELLA, DIMKE ENJOYING CAREER YEARS

ILLINI GET A KICK OUT OF DYNAMIC KICKING DUO

ILLINOIS’ SANTELLA KICKS IT INTO GEAR

DEREK DIMKE CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

#18 Nate Bussey, Senior Linebacker

CLOTHES DON’T MAKE THIS MAN BUT…

BUSSEY MAKING STATEMENT, ON FIELD AND OFF

Q&A WITH NATE BUSSEY

ILLINI OF THE WEEK: NATE BUSSEY

#19 Jack Ramsey, Sophomore Wide Receiver

RAMSEY’S FUMBLES ON KICKS A SURPRISE FOR ILLINI

#21 Jason Ford, Junior Running Back

ILLINI NOT CONCERNED OVER FORD’S NEGATIVE TWEET

FORD DISPUTES REPORTS OF FRUSTRATION

RB JASON FORD FRUSTRATED? ILLINI FOOTBALL A TWITTER

#28 Troy Pollard, Senior Running Back

TROY POLLARD RUNNING LIKE DAYS OF OLD (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

#72 Hugh Thornton, Sophomore Offensive Lineman

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR THORNTON

ILLINI FOOTBALL TEAM NEWS

IMPRESSIVE WIN RAISES THE STAKES

TATE: AND YOU THOUGHT ILLINI HAD PROBLEMS?

AFTER ILLINOIS’ BIG WIN, OHIO STATE’S PERFORMANCE AGAINST ILLINI ISN’T SO ALARMING

ANOTHER BIG ROAD TEST

ILLINI D SHOWING PROMISING IMPROVEMENT

MIDSEASON REVIEW: ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS WINS CREATES HIGHER EXPECTATIONS

BIG TEN NOTEBOOK: ILLINOIS FOOTBALL RETURNS TO RELEVANCY

ILLINOIS ALMOST THROUGH WITH TOUGH THREE-GAME STRETCH

ILLINI BRACES FOR RETURN TO SPARTAN STADIUM

ILLINI FOOTBALL WORKING TO CONTINUE EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

ILLINI WELL INTO FOOTBALL MODE AFTER WIN AT PENN STATE

FIGHTING ILLINI PROVING TO BE A CONTENDER THIS YEAR

ILLINI FOOTBALL: MONDAY’S QUOTES

PLAYING AS ONE HAS ILLINI ON NICE RUN

ILLINOIS FOOTBALL COACHING NEWS

Illinois Head Coach Ron Zook

ZOOK HOPES ILLINI CAN SPOIL ANOTHER HOMECOMING

RON ZOOK PREVIEWS MICHIGAN STATE

ZOOK DOESN’T WANT REPEAT OF DUSTUP

ZOOK ELUSIVE ABOUT ILLINOIS RETURN-MAN PLANS

RON ZOOK WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT

FIRST WORD WITH RON ZOOK

ILLINOIS BEATS PENN STATE: DID RON ZOOK JUST SAVE HIS JOB?

MICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL NEWS

MICHIGAN STATE-ILLINOIS: BRUTALLY HONEST GAME PREVIEW

MICHIGAN STATE VS. ILLINOIS PREVIEW

MSU FOCUS NEEDS TO BE ON ILLINOIS…NOT GLOATING OVER BEATING U-M

MICHIGAN ST. SUSPENDS CORNERBACK CHRIS L. RUCKER FOR AT LEAST ONE GAME

COUSINS FIRST SPARTAN QB TO BEAT UM TWICE IN 43 YEARS

FIRST LOOK: MICHIGAN STATE

MSU FOOTBALL IS BACK

MICHIGAN STATE PROVES TO BE ‘COMPLETE FOOTBALL TEAM’ IN SILENCING MICHIGAN

MSU FOOTBALL: SPARTANS FLEX THEIR SUPERIOR LINEUP

MICHIGAN STATE FLYING HIGH AFTER 6-0 START

MICHIGAN STATE’S QUEST IS TO ROLL TO BIG TEN TITLE

SPARTANS IN THE ROSE BOWL? THERE’S REASON TO BELIEVE

UNBEATEN MICHIGAN STATE HOPES TO KEEP RUN GOING

ILLINOIS FOOTBALL RECRUTING NEWS

Michael Fluellen, Wide Receiver

TALL WIDE RECEIVER MICHAEL FLUELLEN DRAWING ATTENTION (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

Josh Ferguson, Running Back

ILLINI RECRUIT HAS JCA RUNNING FULL SPEED AHEAD

FORMER ILLINOIS FOOTBALL PLAYER NEWS

Brandon Lloyd, Wide Receiver

BRANDON LLOYD IS REALLY ALMOST THE NFL’S LEADING RECEIVER?

BIG TEN/COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS

BIG 10 PREDICTIONS: WEEK 7

WHAT TO WATCH IN THE BIG TEN: WEEK 7

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 7 PICKS

HALFTIME REPORT IS IN ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

COLLEGE FOOTBALL MIDSEASON REPORT

BIG TEN HARVEST: MIDSEASON REAPING

BIG TEN IN FOREFRONT ON ISSUE OF HEAD INJURIES

SOME COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCES NOT PULLING THEIR WEIGHT

BIG TEN MAILBLOG

ROSSOW’S BIG TEN REPORT

THIS WEEK IN THE BIG TEN

BIG TEN WEEK 6 REWIND/WEEK 7 PREVIEW

Alright.

Until tomorrow and our UI-MSU prediction.

Topics: Anthony Santella, Brandon Lloyd, Derek Dimke, Football, Hugh Thornton, Illini Football, Illinois Fighting Illini Football, Illinois Football, Jack Ramsey, Jason Ford, Joe Paterno, Josh Ferguson, Kirk Cousins, Mark Dantonio, Martez Wilson, Michael Fluellen, Nate Bussey, Nathan Scheelhaae, Nittany Lions Football, Penn State Football, Penn State Nittany Lioins Football, PSU Football, Rob Bolden, Ron Zook, Troy Pollard

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