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Saturday 10/20/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore



ILLINOIS (3 - 3) at WISCONSIN (4 - 2)
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Week 8 Saturday, 10/20/2018 12:00 PM
Board SideTotal
345ILLINOIS+30Over 50
346WISCONSIN-18Under 62
ILLINOIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games3-3+13-32-425.513.5384.2(5.5)0.831.515.8504.7(6.6)2.2
Road Games1-0+11-01-038.024.0419.0(6.8)
Last 3 Games1-201-22-123.016.0360.0(5.5)
Turf Games3-3+13-32-425.513.5384.2(5.5)0.831.515.8504.7(6.6)2.2
Conference Games1-201-22-123.016.0360.0(5.5)
ILLINOIS - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)25.513.520.029:1244-229(5.2)15-2657.3%155(5.9)70-384(5.5)(15.1)
Opponents Defensive Avg.29.314.821.731:2443-199(4.7)18-3158.1%216(7.1)73-415(5.7)(14.2)
Offense Road Games38.024.017.029:0343-330(7.7)10-1952.6%89(4.7)62-419(6.8)(11)
Defense (All Games)31.515.826.530:4739-199(5.1)24-3864.2%305(8.1)76-505(6.6)(16)
Opponents Offensive Avg.27.513.621.329:3635-170(4.8)21-3659.5%251(7.1)71-421(5.9)(15.3)
Defense Road Games17.014.025.030:5730-119(4)29-4663.0%267(5.8)76-386(5.1)(22.7)

WISCONSIN - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games4-2+11-54-230.313.7447.3(6.7)
Home Games3-1+10-42-235.217.0496.5(7)
Last 3 Games2-1+11-23-027.311.3410.3(6.6)
Turf Games4-2+11-54-230.313.7447.3(6.7)
Conference Games2-1+11-23-027.311.3410.3(6.6)
WISCONSIN - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)30.313.721.533:0744-270(6.2)13-2358.7%178(7.7)67-447(6.7)(14.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.25.512.519.730:3836-144(4)19-3258.0%216(6.7)69-360(5.2)(14.1)
Offense Home Games35.217.024.735:0747-306(6.5)14-2459.4%190(7.9)71-496(7)(14.1)
Defense (All Games)20.07.318.226:5332-162(5)16-2759.4%204(7.4)60-365(6.1)(18.3)
Opponents Offensive Avg.29.113.620.830:2139-168(4.3)19-3062.8%231(7.7)69-399(5.8)(13.7)
Defense Home Games16.26.017.224:5229-126(4.3)17-3057.9%210(7)59-336(5.7)(20.7)
Average power rating of opponents played: ILLINOIS 26.8,  WISCONSIN 35.3
ILLINOIS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/1/2018KENT ST31-24W-18L56U49-27913-24-190143-18328-41-2702
9/8/2018W ILLINOIS34-14W-8W51U47-23814-23-138021-6626-42-2953
9/15/2018S FLORIDA19-25L14W59U48-21220-31-168144-21523-40-4112
9/21/2018PENN ST24-63L27.5L59.5O45-24518-31-166251-38713-20-2042
10/6/2018@ RUTGERS38-17W-4.5W51O43-33010-19-89030-11929-46-2673
10/20/2018@ WISCONSIN            
10/27/2018@ MARYLAND            
11/10/2018@ NEBRASKA            

WISCONSIN - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
8/31/2018W KENTUCKY34-3W-35.5L52U39-23417-31-257134-12417-30-1812
9/8/2018NEW MEXICO45-14W-36L58O59-4179-13-151230-7714-24-1343
9/22/2018@ IOWA28-17W-3W44O44-21017-22-205031-14814-23-2563
10/13/2018@ MICHIGAN13-38L9.5L46.5O29-1837-20-100248-32014-21-1240
10/27/2018@ NORTHWESTERN            
11/10/2018@ PENN ST            
11/17/2018@ PURDUE            
ILLINOIS: It's probably safe to say that head coach Lovie Smith is on the hot seat this season'the 2005 AP NFL Coach of the Year is a miserable 5-19 in his career with Illinois. This offense averaged a Power Five-worst 15.4 points per game last season and, in limited playing time last year, soon-to-be starting quarterback Cam Thomas completed just 42.4 percent of his passes for 375 yards, zero touchdowns and five interceptions. That's not promising, but the hope is that a new spread attack will bring out the best in him. On defense, the Illini return seven starters from a unit that couldn't stop anybody. It's likely that opposing offenses will be looking forward to playing them once again. '
WISCONSIN: The Badgers return nearly every key contributor on offense this year, which means star running back Jonathan Taylor will once again run behind one of the nation's best offensive lines. And with a good quarterback in Alex Hornibrook under center, the Badgers should have one of the conference's most well-balanced'and dare we say explosive'offenses. Uncharacteristically, defense is a relative question mark for the Badgers this year, but an incredibly soft early-season schedule will allow the inexperienced unit to ease into things. And Wisconsin has always been a next-man-up program, so it should be just fine with head coach Paul Chryst and defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard in charge. This Wisconsin team is thinking College Football Playoff or bust.
No. 23 Wisconsin returns home to take on Illinois

MADISON, Wis. -- Illinois treks to Camp Randall Stadium for its second true road game of the season on Saturday and No. 23 Wisconsin is aiming to get back on track after one of the most humbling setbacks in the tenure of coach Paul Chryst.

Wisconsin, with its banged up defense, stumbled out of Ann Arbor, Mich., with a 38-13 loss to then-No. 13 Michigan last Saturday.

The Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) were without sophomore defensive end Isaiah Loudermilk and senior safety D'Cota Dixon. Loudermilk will miss a second straight game with a left ankle injury suffered against Nebraska.

Dixon, a starter with a right foot injury, was listed as questionable on Monday's injury report, along with a bevy of players on defense, including freshman safety Scott Nelson (right leg), who didn't play in the first half against Michigan and was ejected in the third quarter for a targeting penalty.

The Wisconsin offense stumbled woefully at Michigan as sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook completed 7 of 10 passes for 100 yards, two interceptions and one touchdown.

Wisconsin sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor remains a bright spot on offense. Taylor, the nation's second leading rusher, averages 158.3 yards per game. He has rushed for 100-plus yards in six games this season, and averaged 184 yards per game at Camp Randall.

Wisconsin has compiled a 15-2 record in road games during four seasons with Chryst as its head coach. The Wolverines handed the Badgers both losses.

The Illini (3-3, 1-2), with new offensive coordinator Rod Smith, are implementing an up-tempo style with a zone read option out of the shotgun with two wide receivers on each side or three wideouts and a tight end.

The Badgers beat the Fighting Illini 24-10 last season in Champaign, and have won six straight at Camp Randall in the series between the teams.

Chryst said he's aware of some changes and his staff will take a close look at the Illini's schemes and personnel.

He expects a hard-fought game.

"We played against a number of these guys last year and know what they did to us and how we had to fight for the yards," Chryst said. "That's why we have a ton of respect for them. Our players know it. (Illinois) is a talented football team and I've got a ton of respect for (Illini coach) Lovie (Smith, and I know we're going to be in for a fistfight."

Illinois' defense has fought to intimidate opposing quarterbacks in a handful of games in 2018, including its 46-7 home loss against Purdue. The Boilermakers collected 611 total yards on offense, the third team to post 591 yards or more against the Illini.

Smith couldn't put his finger on one thing in particular in the effort in which he said "we haven't played this bad in a game."

He was disappointed in the performance against Purdue, considering there were so many positives in Illinois' 38-17 win at Rutgers on Oct. 6.

"When you don't have a lot of answers for what happens, you go back to work, which we'll do," Smith said Monday. "We started that process. Of course, this morning we went to the video. Now for our football team, whether you win or you lose, you have to move on. You can't let a bad game beat you the next week and that's not what we're going to do."

Illinois is bolstered on offense by senior quarterback Al Bush Jr., a graduate transfer from Virginia Tech who is a dual threat.

Bush missed 2 1/2 games with a left leg injury but returned three weeks ago. In two Big Ten games -- against Rutgers and Purdue -- Bush completed 22 of 33 passes for 259 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

In addition, Bush has rushed for 140 yards and three scores, including 116 yards and two touchdowns at Rutgers.

Illinois has several impact players on defense. Sophomore linebacker Jake Hansen leads the team with six tackles for loss. Freshman cornerback Jartavius Martin has three interceptions in his first five career games for Illinois.

Last Updated: 6/1/2020 3:30:43 AM EST

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