There are 60,670 seats at Memorial Stadium. Every home game, Illini faithful fill the stands to be part of the “home game” experience. They hi-five with fellow fans when it goes right and console each other when it goes wrong. For the rest of us not in attendance, we do it virtually. Here. Welcome to the Illinois Fighting Illini Live Game Thread.
After coming off a 50-14 win over Miami (OH) last weekend, the Illinoi Fighting Illini set their sights on their first Big Ten foe of the season as the team travels to Lincoln, Nebraska for a showdown with the Cornhuskers. Nebraska is coming off of a bye week and will be led by true freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. while Taylor Martinez nurses a turf toe injury. If the Illini can pull off the upset, it will be the first conference win for Tim Beckman as head coach of the Illini.
For those of us watching at home, we have the Live Thread. Discuss every play, in real time, as it happens with your favorite Writing Illini writers and fellow Illini fans.
If you can’t make it to the game in person, this is the place to be.
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Enjoy the game, and GO ILLINI!
10:40 Update: The Illini are going with the white jersey/white pants combination with the orange helmet in the picture above today for their game against the Huskers. Early reports indicate that it’s windy today in Lincoln. BTN is reporting a 49 degree temperature at kickoff, but the radar appears to show no rain. The wind could cause problems with both teams passing attacks, and if this turns into a rush game Nebraska should be heavily favored.