Illinois Vs. Northwestern 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

The Illini are fighting for their first Big Ten win in a rivalry game against the Wilcdats.

The Northwestern Wildcats (8-3, 4-3) host the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-9, 0-7) on Saturday at Ryan Field to complete Big Ten regular season play for both teams.

Northwestern has been unable to string two wins together so far during conference play, but will try for their second consecutive victory after holding on to beat the Michigan State Spartans this past Saturday. Northwestern is playing for post-season positioning and a strong bowl bid as they remain locked in third place in the Big Ten's Legends Division.

The Fighting Illini are simply looking to upset Northwestern to collect their first Big Ten win of the season and finish the year on a positive note. Illinois suffered a disappointing 20-17 loss last weekend at home to Purdue. Illinois continues to struggle on offense, heading into Saturday's game ranked last in the Big Ten in points scored and yards per game.

Northwestern is favored to win the game by 19 points.

The game will kick off on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. CT and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.