Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/19/14
image from mgoblue.com Okay, so this is just a little late. Minnesota has already gone toe-to-toe with UNLV in the desert and pulled out a 3-OT victory. Still, there’s a lot of action about to take place around the Big Ten and I’m here to give you a heads-up on what’s about to transpire on the gridiron this weekend.   Illinois vs. Western Michigan: Those pesky “directional Michigan teams” can be a real problem for teams that overlook them in the early going of the season. However, this isn’t the same Bronco team that was fighting for MAC titles just a few years back. Western Michigan QB Alex Carder is back after throwing for over 3800 yards and 31 touchdowns last season. Unfortunately for him, his top three receivers all graduated. The question for Illinois is: which Illini team will show up? Will it be the team that started 2011 on a 6-0 streak or will be the team that ended 2011 on an 0-6 slide? QB Nathan Scheelhaase loses running backs Jason Ford and Troy Pollard, as well as top ...
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