Epstein to start against Western Kentucky

Epstein to start against Western Kentucky

Hear from former Illini J Leman Saturday at 9:30 on WDWS.

CHAMPAIGN — Freshman running back Mike Epstein will make his first career start Saturday night when the Illini face Western Kentucky, Illini offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said at the Illini Quarterback Club today.

Epstein scored two touchdowns in the Illini's season-opening win over Ball State.

He replaces senior Kendrick Foster in the starting lineup.

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Bwp 5P wrote on September 08, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Wondered if Foster is nursing an injury? He didn't get many carries last week!

 

illinifaningeorgia wrote on September 08, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Great.  Epstein deserves it.  If we're going to lose the vast majority of our games this year, let's do it with "the future"---freshmen and sophomores.

I hope this extends al the way to the QB, if Crouch doesn't improve significantly over the next few games.