Northwestern will likely enter 10-win status once this game comes to an end.
Ohio State has one "easy" game left before taking on two Big 10 powerhouses to finish off the regular season.
The Nittany Lions and Illini are about as evenly matched up front as two teams can be, and that battle could ultimately decide the weekend's matchup.
It's a lackluster weekend for the conference, but Penn State and Illinois present many intriguing playmakers in the Big Ten's top matchup.
Illinois was shrouded with uncertainty following the abrupt firing of head coach Tim Beckman prior to opening weekend, but the group has rallied behind Bill Cubit and are off to a great start.
Iowa's momentum is getting stronger and stronger.
Tim Beckman was fired by Illinois this afternoon just a week before the season, and you should expect the veteran group to improve under interim head coach Bill Cubit.
The University of Illinois has fired head coach Tim Beckman one week prior to the start of the regular season due to some unsettling allegations.
Illinois has improved under Tim Beckman, and that will continue in 2015, but will it be good enough?
Illinois has yet to produce a winning season under head coach Tim Beckman and 2015 could be his final year in Champaign if the Illini don't turn things around.