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After a season-opening 42-3 rout of Akron at Memorial Stadium, Illinois (1-0) travels to Connecticut (1-0) to face the Huskies on Saturday in East Hartford. 


It is the first leg of a home-and-home series between the two programs. The Huskies will come to Champaign on Sept. 12, 2020. 


Illinois rolled up 401 total yards with a balanced attack (207 on the ground and 194 through the air).

The Illini defense racked up 12 tackles-for-loss and six sacks while forcing the Zips into two turnovers.


UConn has only 11 seniors, tied for the fourth-fewest in the nation, while Illinois has only 13 seniors, tied for the 10th fewest in the nation.


Game time is 2:30 pm central time and the game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. 

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