Bob Asmussen is in his 26th year covering college football for The News-Gazette. Here are his thoughts and observations after Saturday’s 13th week of the season:
-- Now, we wait.
We wait to see if Illinois can beat its bitter rival.
CHAMPAIGN — Reilly O’Toole maintained his loose composure this past week.
Joe Spencer passed him in the recruiting lounge after Tuesday’s practice, joking with the backup Illinois quarterback about who sported the better facial hair.
The Illinois center won. Hands down.
But when the Illini need a significant home Big Ten win this season, O’Toole wins. Hands down.
Tuscola (10-2) hosts Maroa-Forsyth (9-3) at 2 p.m. Saturday in an Illinois High School Association semifinal in class 2A.
Maroa-Forsyth defeats Tuscola 22-20 and advances to the Class 2A Champonship Game next weekend at Memorial Stadium.
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