Tag: Illinois

CSJ’s 2018 Week 3 Game Preview: South Florida vs. Illinois

South Florida vs. Illinois When: Saturday, September 15, 2:30 PM CDT Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill. TV/Streaming: Big Ten Network / Big10Go South Florida Bulls (2-0, 0-0 AAC) Week 2-W 49-38 vs. Georgia Tech Trailing Georgia Tech, 38-28, 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, USF scored 21 unanswered points and forced two of its three turnovers gained on the […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern Wildcats Location: Evanston, IL Coach: Pat Fitzgerald (87-65) 13th Season Stadium: Ryan Field (Capacity: 47,130) CSJ Projections: 6th: Big Ten (3rd West Division) 1st: Illinois 23th: FBS 23th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: After a rough 2-3 start, Pat Fitzgerald‘s Wildcats bulldozed their way through the rest of the year, winning their last seven […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Northern Illinois Huskies

Northern Illinois Huskies Location: DeKalb, IL Coach: Rod Carey (44-24) 6th Season Stadium: Huskie Stadium (Capacity: 24,000) CSJ Projections: 3rd: MAC (2nd in West Division) 2nd: Illinois 73rd: FBS 76th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: NIU used its defense to get back to a winning season after finishing 5-7 in 2016 to finish 8-5 but […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini Location: Champaign, IL Coach: Lovie Smith (5-19@UI, 89-87 NFL) 3rd Season Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 60,670) CSJ Projections: 14th: Big Ten (7th West Division) 3rd: Illinois 109th: FBS 124th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Illini had 31 first-time starters last season, which was the second-most in the entire country to slump to […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Illinois State Redbirds

Illinois State Redbirds Location: Normal, IL Coach: Brock Spack (68-40) 10th Season Stadium: Hancock Stadium (Capacity: 13,391) CSJ Projections: 6th: Missouri Valley Football Conference 4th: Illinois 28th: FCS 142nd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Redbirds started the year 6-2 and seemingly only needed one more win in their last three games but unfortunately lost […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Western Illinois Leathernecks

Western Illinois Leathernecks Location: Macomb, IL Coach: Jared Elliott (0-0) 1st Season Stadium: Hanson Field (Capacity: 16,368) CSJ Projections: 7th: MVFC 5th: Illinois 31st: FCS 146th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Leathernecks won eight games, 5-3 in the always tough MVFC, to make the FCS playoffs but lost in the opening round to Weber […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Southern Illinois Salukis

Southern Illinois Salukis Location: Carbondale, IL Coach: Nick Hill (8-14) 3rd Season Stadium: Saluki Stadium (Capacity: 15,000) CSJ Projections: 8th: MVFC 6th: Illinois 39th: FCS 158th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: SIU looked poised to be in the FCS playoff hunt in the middle of the MVFC slate but an injury to QB Sam Straub […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Eastern Illinois Panthers

Eastern Illinois Panthers Location: Charleston, IL Coach: Kim Dameron (24-22) Stadium: O’Brien Stadium (Capacity: 12,600) CSJ Projections: 4th: OVC 7th: Illinois 60st: FCS 186th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: FCS’ version of Quarterback U found a way to win a lot of close games to finish at 6-5, though it wasn’t enough to break through […]