At long last, it is just about time for Illinois football.

It goes without saying that this has been a challenging year. From the COVID-19 pandemic to social unrest across the country, 2020 has been a year for the ages. Fortunately, the B1G has finally made it to a game week!

To get things started, Illinois will take on Wisconsin with another chance to shock the world! It was a big comeback and upset win on homecoming that sparked the Illini in 2019, and Love Smith’s squad will once again take on the Badgers as huge underdogs.

On Thursday, the Illini put out a very emotional hype video ahead of the start of the season:

Win or lose, it is good to finally get back to football! Friday’s kickoff is set for 8 pm EST on BTN.