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Rutgers (1-4; 0-2) At Illinois (2-3; 0-2)
Where: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois (Capacity 60,670)
Kick-off: Saturday, October 14th at noon ET
TV: Big Ten Network - Cory Provus & J Leman
Radio: Rutgers IMG Sports Network with Chris Carlin, Ray Lucas, and Anthony Fucilli - WCTC 1450 AM, WOR 710 AM, WENJ 97.3 FM, WNJE 920 AM
Current Spread: Illinois -2.5
Series History: The Illini lead 2-1, winning 33-30 in OT in 2005 and last season 24-7. Rutgers won 33-0 in 2006.
Common Opponents: Nebraska - Illinois lost 28-6 at home; Rutgers lost 27-17 on the road
SB Nation Ohio State site: The Champaign Room
Report: Gio Rescigno to start today
This game is literally the fork in the road for the future of this season, and quite possible, the entire Ash era. Win and this program takes a step forward, no matter how small, in the right direction and gives some hope next week on Homecoming against Purdue. Lose and I almost can’t bear the thought of the reactions there will be. Losing to Illinois in consecutive years would be more damaging than anything Ohio State has done to Rutgers over the past few seasons. It would warrant serious concern of whether Chris Ash really can turn things around. Let’s hope we don’t have to ponder that thought this afternoon. Rutgers needs to exploit the Illinois defense by running it down their throats. Will we see Gio Rescigno or Johnathan Lewis emerge as the clear starting quarterback moving forward? Will Janarion Grant’s return be a triumphant one? There are many questions to be answered in this game, let’s hope we see the result we all desperately want.
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