NORTHWESTERN 35 ILLINOIS 10
It would nice if this team could end the season on a good note, but the odds of that happening are very slim. It's just been one of those years to forget, and you have to wonder how much the coaches and the players are looking forward to getting this season over with and starting over.
Would a win against Northwestern make us feel better about the season? Probably not. There is so much negativity floating around right now that a 50 point win wouldn't do anything to get rid of it. Don't get me wrong, the negativity is understandable, and with the way things are looking right now, you have to wonder when things might actually get better. When will we be good enough to make a bowl game? Furthermore, when we get back to that point, can the coaching staff take advantage of that success and get some solid players in here? Can they ride the momentum of a good season? That's been difficult to do around here.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats could win 10 games this season. Pat Fitzgerald has Northwestern playing pretty good football. They've suffered a couple of close losses, but at 8-3, Wildcat fans have to be happy with what they are seeing.
That shouldn't change Saturday. Look for Northwestern to protect the home turf and get their ninth win in the regular season.
What do you guys think? Will the Illini stun everybody and get their first win since September, or will it be nine straight losses to end the season? Let me know with your thoughts and predictions below.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you have a chance to enjoy the outstanding weather we appear to be getting Thursday. Talk to you guys after the holiday.
Yeah, forget it...