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The Champaign Room Oct 8, 2021
TCR Staff Predictions: Illinois vs. Wisconsin

TCR Staff Predictions: Illinois vs. Wisconsin

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Take the under. Billy Lawton: Wisconsin 17, Illinois 13 This will likely be one of the more competitive games in the matchup in recent memory, sans the 2019 homecoming thriller. Illinois is coming off a nice win against Charlotte fueled by a huge day on the ground from Chase Brown. Wisconsin meanwhile got blown out at home against Michigan and lost their starting quarterback Graham Mertz in the process, who is still questionable to go this week. This Badger team has lacked its usual consistency on offense and has struggled to find itself...
The Champaign Room Oct 5, 2021
Chase Brown named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Chase Brown named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Illini have their first accolade since Week ero. Chase Brown ran his way into the Illini record books on Saturday, and took home Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. The sophomore running back set a career-high in rushing yards against Charlotte, racking up 257 yards on the ground. Brown’s previous high was 131 yards in the Illini’s win over Rutgers last season. Brown’s 257 yards are the fourth-most by an Illini in history — eclipsing Red Grange’s career-high in doing so. That number also marks the third-most...
Writing Illini Oct 3, 2021

Illinois football: 5 observations from the Illini win over Charlotte

Illinois football faced a solid Charlotte program on Saturday and came away with a victory. It was a rocky first half of football, but the Illini managed to turn on the jets in the second half to win the game, 24-14. Led by Chase Brown and his amazing running, Illinois couldn’t be stopped in the […] Illinois football: 5 observations from the Illini win over Charlotte - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Oct 2, 2021
Brown has all-time day, Illini run over Charlotte, 24-14

Brown has all-time day, Illini run over Charlotte, 24-14

Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Have a day, Chase Brown Led by Chase Brown, the Illini beat the Charlotte 49ers, 24-14. Illinois got its win over a Conference USA team, after the brutal loss to UTSA. With 257 rushing yards on the day, Brown now holds the fourth-best single rushing game in Illinois history. He passed Illini legend Red Grange and others to do so. Brown scored two touchdowns to put the Illini up by 10. He had 72 yards on the first scoring drive that ended with a 31-yard rush. The second was all Brown, taking the ball 80-yards to the endzone in...

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