Illinois enters Saturday coming off yet another loss this season. This time, the Illini lost to Nebraska in Lincoln 54–35. The Illini (4–6) will need to win against the Hawkeyes to even hope of making a bowl appearance. The team closes out the season against Northwestern. The Illini have won three of their five home games this season.
How to watch
Date: Saturday, Nov. 3
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: BTN
Live stream: Watch the game live online on WatchESPN
Illinois are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 38.6 points per game before their next match. They will square off against Iowa at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Illinois will be looking to avenge the 16-45 loss they took the last time these two teams played.
After flying high against Minnesota two weeks ago, Illinois came back down to earth. Last Saturday, Illinois lost to Nebraska by a decisive 35-54 margin.
Meanwhile, after soaring to 36 points the game before, Iowa faltered in their matchup last Saturday. They were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap, as they fell 10-14 to Northwestern. What made the loss an especially bitter pill for Iowa to swallow was that Iowa had been favored by 11 points coming into the matchup.
Illinois suffered a grim 16-45 defeat to Iowa when the two teams last met. Maybe Illinois will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.
It’s already Week 6 of the 2017 college football season. One of the games happening in the Big Ten will be between Big Ten West division rivals in the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-2) and the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-2).
Kickoff from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City will be at 12:00 p.m. ET on October 7. The Big Ten Network will have the telecast. BTN2GO and FuboTV will have the available live streams for this Big Ten West football game.
Illinois enters play at 2-2 (0-1) on the season. The Fighting Illini have wins over the Ball State Cardinals and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. They also have losses to the ranked South Florida Bulls and a Big Ten West loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the slate. It’s just Big Ten games left for the Fighting Illini. Can Lovie Smith’s boys get to 6-6 and make a holiday season bowl?