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Illinois Fighting Illini Football: Live Thread For Northwestern Game


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.

Illinois is coming off their first conference win under head coach Tim Beckman and will play arguably their most important game this season. Northwestern enters today’s game with zero Big Ten wins and is in danger of going 0-8 in conference play. The Wildcats will also be playing without their starting quarterback and running back. The Fighting Illini have a good chance in beating the Wildcats, but the teams still need to play the game.

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.

Scroll down to join the action.

Enjoy the game, and GO ILLINI!

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  • Ricky Widmer

    With how weak the run game will be for Northwestern today, Illinois CANNOT get beat by out routes.

  • Ricky Widmer

    Lucky lucky lucky for the Northwestern penalty. Not happy with defense v.s the pass.

  • Ricky Widmer

    Need to do something about that NW pass attack. Looking at you Tim Beckman and Tim Banks.

  • Ricky Widmer

    Scheelhasse can’t throw the ball if he’s getting knocked around in the backfield…

  • Ricky Widmer

    Still zero points…ugh

  • Ricky Widmer

    Woot! Touchdown Illini!!!!!! Steve Hull is a beast!

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  • Ricky Widmer

    Well damn….big broken coverage there.

  • Ricky Widmer

    Only way NW will get in the endzone is if they pass. Let’s hope they run.

  • Ricky Widmer

    YES!!!!!! The fake is no good! Dumb move by NW.

  • Ricky Widmer

    I’m excited for one guy in 2014. Josh. Ferguson.

  • Ricky Widmer

    Yes, we got the FG but Scheelhaase needs to know better than that.