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The 6th ranked 6-0 Badgers take their show on the road this Saturday facing Illinois in Champaign at 11:00 am.  TV coverage is on BTN.  The Badgers are coming off a very convincing win over Michigan State and they are tied for first in the Big Ten West with the Gophers.  Illinois is 0-3 in the conference and 2-4 overall.  Did you know that Illinois had 5 national championships in football (four before 1928 and one in 1951).  They are currently coached by Lovie Smith who is 11-31 overall at Champaign.  He was the Bears head  coach for eight years.  He was a two time All-American at linebacker and defensive back.  The Badgers lead this series 42-37-7 and have a nine game winning streak against the Illini.  QB Brandon Peters who transferred from Michigan t0 Illinois missed last weeks game against Michigan and it is unknown if he is available for Saturdays game against Wisconsin.  Dick Butkus and Jim Grabowski are among the notable Illini players.  Illinois currently does not have an official mascot since  the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek in 2007, with his last official performance on February 21, 2007.  A road win would be a good way to go into the following weeks matchup with the Buckeyes.

Written by regent_liquor on October 15th, 2019

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