We went in-depth on the 42-34 win over the Hilltoppers of WKU. The defense came out looking fine, the wide receivers might be amazing, and the running game continues to be a problem.
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.
It could be another long year on the defensive side of the ball for Illinois, a team that loses a handful of its best playmakers and returns very little experience and depth.
The Fighting Illini hope to avoid a winless Big Ten campaign with a victory over the visiting Boilermakers.