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HEY, BERT: The CORN NATION Q&A With Illinois

So whatever happened to the easy home opener? In 2018, thunderstorms caused a cancellation of the opening game of the Frost Era. 2019 went okay even if a closer than expected game against South Alabama fired a serious warning shot all was not yet well. And 2020 gave us a Corona season opener in an empty stadium against Just Fields and Ohio St.

So what do we have to open 2021?

A game scheduled to be played in Dublin, Ireland moved to Champaign, Illinois.
Against a conference opponent on their home field who thumped us 41-23 in Lincoln last year.