Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/12/13
Fighting Illini vs. Dawgs It’s only Thursday, and this weekend of college football can’t come fast enough. UCLA-Nebraska. The Alabama-Texas A&M rematch. And, of course, a big test for the Washington Huskies, as UW travels to take on Illinois. There’s a lot more to this game than meets the eye. The Return of ASJ All-American Austin Seferian-Jenkins, one of Keith Price’s favorite targets and the best tight end in the country, is back from his DUI one-game suspension. With Washington traveling to take on a surging upstart Illinois team at Soldier Field, his timing couldn’t be better. Expect ASJ to be targeted early and often. Opposing defenses had no answer to him last season, and he’s only gotten better. He’ll be integral to UW’s game plan. The return of ASJ will result in big-time plays for the Washington Huskies. A Hard-Fought Game Don’t expect Illinois to roll over and play dead just because the Huskies started the season with a bang. Illinois is 2-0 so far and coming off a 45-17 upset
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