One of the toughest stretches of the season starts Saturday for the Illionis Fighting Illini who will host Michigan State at Memorial Stadium.
Early turnovers doomed Illinois last Saturday when they lost 40-17 at home against Minnesota.
Illinois hosts Michigan State tomorrow, followed by a road test against Wisconsin and a home game hosting Iowa.
Game time Saturday is 11 am.
>>ISU At Western Saturday
The Illinois State Redbirds picked up a much needed win last Saturday at Hancock Stadium when they beat South Dakota State 38-21.
The Redbirds get a late season test when they head to Macomb to take on the resurgent Western Illinois Leathernecks.
At No. 11 in the country, Western has been most led by quarterback Sean McGuire and likely All-American Lance Lenoir.
Game time from Macomb Saturday is 1 pm.
>>Eastern Draws UT-Martin for Home Finale
It's the final home game of the season for the Eastern Illinois Panthers as Tennessee-Martin looms.
After last week's 47-14 rout at the hands of Jacksonville State, the Panthers will look to rebound and finish the season strong.
Both squads are 5-4 on the year and trying to muster any momentum into a postseason birth they may have.
Game time Saturday is 1 pm.
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