Illinois started the year off brilliantly, pulling off the win against Nebraska in Week 0.

Unfortunately, Bret Bielema has been looking for another strong outing from his team since then. The Illini have lost in back-to-back weeks, including a home upset at the hands of UT San Antonio, and B1G resumes this Friday night.

Back in Champaign, Illinois will square off against Mike Locksley and his 2-0 Maryland squad. The Terrapins beat West Virginia in the season opener before routing Howard in Week 2.

As the Illini get set to battle Friday evening, Illinois unveiled the hype video for the contest. It is narrated this time by Illinois legend and All-American Kevin Hardy.

Friday’s kickoff is set for 9 pm EST on FS1.