Like Nebraska, Illinois' defense has struggled this season. Whichever defense fixes the most mistakes this week might turn out to be the winner on Saturday.
Tim Beckman didn't really do anything right in his first year as Illinois head coach, but it's hard to say that anybody would have been able to make much of the roster he inherited.
A 2-10 season was an inauspicious debut for Tim Beckman. How much improvement can Illinois make in 2013? Will it be enough?