Spread and Ratings

At this time Illinois is favored by 3.5 points. That is about where I thought it would be with Illinois being favored by a little due to, they are the home team. I don’t know if it will be a good game or not, but it could be a very close game.

Congrove rates Illinois at 73rd and Nebraska at 93rd.

Massey rates Illinois 69th and Nebraska at 72nd.

John Papenhagen

Illinois is having a down year, which is probably to be expected since they sent their best players from last season on both offense and defense to the NFL.

Nebraska is, we hope, having an up year, though that’s still to be determined.

This is likely to be a critical game for both teams in terms of determining their season trajectory.