What UI fans must be thinking: Ron Zook for mayor! With all the guys we'll have back, we should win nine games next year.
Player of the Game
Final: Illinois 38, Baylor 14
Ron Zook has his first bowl win. And his second winning season at Illinois. Winning a bowl game for the first time since 1999, the Illini blasted Baylor 38-14 at Reliant Stadium.
We asked media types who cover the Illini for their Texas Bowl forecast:
This is not a prediction of where teams will finish. But as the Big Ten continues its first week of conference games, basketball writer Paul Klee offered his power rankings based on what he watched in the nonconference:
A double-whammy of dense fog and icy roads could cause serious traffic pileups in central Illinois over the next few days, especially Thursday.
The National Weather Service in Lincoln on Wednesday issued a dense fog advisory for the area.
After losing by two, two and four points late in the season, the Illini get a close one to fall their way. Like Fresno State, Baylor will take an early lead before Illinois storms back. Look for a two-point conversion pass from Scheelhaase to Evan Wilson for the game-winner in a 51-50 game.
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Beat writer Bob Asmussen's five storylines for the Texas Bowl