Illinois football arrived at its team headquarters on Friday afternoon, where The News-Gazette traveling party met them. Beat writer Matt Daniels offers up his weekly video pick before the Illini play at Iowa on Saturday morning and is convinced Illinois wins its first two Big Ten games since 2011.
Illinois trailed Nebraska by 13 points heading into the fourth quarter, but a pair of touchdown passes from Wes Lunt — including the winner to Geronimo Allison with just 10 seconds to play — was cause for celebration at Memorial Stadium.
Beat writer Matt Daniels gives a quick recap of Illinois' 14-13 upset victory against Nebraska. The Illini scored the game-winning touchdown after starting their final drive with less than a minute to play against the Cornhuskers.
The Illini are vying for their first win in a Big Ten opener since 2011. But with Nebraska coming to town, even with the Cornhuskers off to a pedestrian 2-2 record so far, Bill Cubit's team might be in for a rough afternoon.