Illinois vs. Rutgers: a tale of the Big Ten’s two worst teams fighting for sole possession of last place.

So far, this game has lived up to the billing.

Nine minutes into the first quarter, and both teams have already combined for three turnovers, 0-for-3 on third down opportunities and four penalties for 45 yards. The score is 0-0.

It’s about as ugly as ugly gets, and we should cherish every single moment.


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