Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Campfire Report

"Illinois State's backup quarterback has passed for 312 yards. Illinois has passed for 164 yards."

Nervous gasps sounded around a campfire.

"But, Illinois ran for 384 yards, and leads Illinois State 45 -17 with 1:45 left in the 4th quarter."

That report from Illini Cousin #1 recieved sighs of relief and a rousing "Oskee-wow-wow" at a family gathering. (A majority of us share an Alma Mater.) The Illini needed a win after such a disappointing start in the season opener. And they needed to not lose to a non-conference cupcake without their starting QB.

But what the 2-minute report left out was that Eddie McGee led the Illini to victory after Juice went down in the first series. And Martez Wilson didn't play, either. Injuries could cause serious problems for the Illini this year. And so could the start of the Big Ten season. This off week will be spent getting boys healthy and preparing for Ohio State.


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