Most Iowa football fans expect tomorrow to be a win when the Hawks take on the Fighting Illini, and I, without a doubt, fall into that boat. This Illinois team isn’t a joke though. They are sporting a four-game win streak, and on the heels of some savvy graduate transfer recruiting by Lovie Smith, they’ve got some good talent coming out of Champagne.
At a high-level, statistics make it seem like this could be a close game.
Illinois is averaging 30.7 points per game (59th in the nation) and they are giving up 25.