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.
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Enjoy the game, and GO ILLINI!