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The No. 19 Washington Huskies could have their hands full with the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.
Washington upset Boise State to open the season and opted to take the second week of the season off. Now that the rest is over it is time to play against an Illinois team that upset Cincinnati while piling on 522 yards of offense.
Big Ten Network will carry the game between Washington and Illinois witch coverage beginning at 6:00 pm ET. (5:00 pm CT/3:00 pm PT) The game will be played at Solider Field in Chicago, IL.
The Washington Huskies are a 9.5 point favorite against the unranked Illinois Fighting Illini. The line on this game has been moving all week after opening at Washington -7. The over/under for this game has ballooned to 63 total points.
Wisdom would say that a rested Washington should have no trouble with Illinois. However if the Fighting Illini play with the same intensity they did last week then the Huskies are in for an unpleasant surprise this weekend.
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Keith Price threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 208 yards and No. 19 Washington got a rare road win, beating Illinois 34-24 at Soldier Field on Saturday.
Josh Shirley added three sacks, and the Huskies came out on top after dropping seven of nine away from home. They hadn't won on the road outside the Pac-12 since beating Syracuse in 2007...
Even though Illinois and No. 19 Washington are both coming off big wins it isn't clear yet how good either is.
Illinois coach Tim Beckman says it's too early to be sure what the hot start for the Illini (2-0) means. Illinois beat Cincinnati last weekend, taking over the game in a way that quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase says the team hasn't in a long time.
Illinois senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has improved in nearly every facet of his game early on this 2013 season. His accuracy and timing is noticeably better as well as progress in the ability to throw downfield and on the run. He can also pass under pressure more effectively than before.Scheelhaase was a four star recruit coming out of high school and he is in his fourth...
RB Bishop Sankey, DE Josh Shirley and DB Marcus Peters talk about Washington's win against Illinois.
Starting Tuesday, I’ll be doing a weekly guest appearance as both a Northwestern and Illinois Fighting Illini football analyst for KOZN 1620 The Zone Omaha. It’s a station with a Fox Sports Radio affiliation. I’ll be appearing every Tuesday on KOZN at 10:30 A.M. as part of the “Big Ten Whiparound” on Sharp and Benning in the Morning. Here’s where you can listen. ...
LB Jonathan Brown, DB Earnest Thomas, WR Ryan Lankford and QB Nathan Scheelhaase talk about Illinois' 34-24 loss to Washington in Soldier Field.
CHICAGO - Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds was at Soldier Field Saturday night as the Washington Huskies defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 34-24 in front of an announced attendance of 47,312. Grinolds put together a gallery of photos taken during the game.