>>Illinois Hosts Purdue Saturday Afternoon
Despite a solid first half, Illinois fell to Nebraska in Lincoln 31-16 last week. Now Illinois welcomes Purdue to Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.
At 2-2, Purdue comes in off a 50-7 loss at Maryland last Saturday.
RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn had career highs in rushing yards (180), rushing touchdowns (2), long rush (78) and all-purpose yards (203) against Purdue last season as the Fighting Illini had 595 total yards of offense. However, Reggie Corbin displaces Vaughn as the starting runningback this week.
Game time Saturday from Memorial Stadium is 2:30 pm and can be seen on the Big Ten Network.
>>Illinois State Hopes To End Three Game Skid Hosting Youngstown State
A stretch of three road games in four weeks comes to an end Satureday, when the No. 22 Illinois State (2-3, 0-2 MVFC) begin a two-game home stand against the No. 13 Youngstown State Penguins (3-1, 1-0 MVFC) on Homecoming at Hancock Stadium.
The Redbirds are coming off of three-straight losses and has not lost four in a row since the 2008 season, while the Penguins have won two-straight games including their win over South Dakota in last week's conference opener.
The Penguins are off to a 3-1 start to the season, with the lone loss coming to FBS foe West Virginia. YSU has played three of its first four games at home and picked up wins over Duquense, Robert Morris and South Dakota.
After a week 2 win against FCS opponent Northwestern, Illinois State has dropped three straight, including in-state rival Eastern Illinois and top-ranked North Dakota State.
It's Homecoming weekend at ISU and game time is 2 pm Saturday afternoon.
>>Eastern Illinois Hosts Tennessee State Saturday Night
Off a disappointing 21-14 loss at Southeast Missouri last Saturday, Eastern Illinois returns home for Hall of Fame Weekend hosting Tennesse State.
Ranked 25th in the country, Tennessee State topped Tennessee-Martin 34-30 at home.
Eastern Illinois is ranked 19th in the country.
Hear all the action on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com starting at 5:30 pm.