After a 31-23 road victory over UConn, the Fighting Illini return to Champaign-Urbana with a 2-0 record, ready to face Eastern Michigan (1-1) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday at 11 am. Illinois is looking to begin the season 3-0 for the first time since 2011 when the team got off to a 6-0 start.
The Illini allowed just 10 rushing yards at UConn and rank seventh in FBS for the season at 37.0 ypg allowed.
Illinois ranks third in FBS in both sacks per game (5.5) and TFLs per game (12.0).
Junior DL Oluwole (O-loo-wall-E) Betiku Jr., a graduate transfer from USC, leads the nation in both sacks (5.0) and tackles for loss (6.5) on the season.
Game time is 11 am and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.