The Illini are fighting on, heading into a Week 4 road trip looking for their first win of the season.

It has not been an easy year for Illinois, to say the least. After running into Wisconsin and the Graham Mertz buzz saw in Week 1, the Illini lost multiple players to COVID-19 positives and contact tracing for Weeks 2 and 3.

Unfortunately, Illinois lost those games to Purdue and Minnesota, but Lovie Smith and company will head into Week 4 with a chance to take on Rutgers. Even Rutgers looks much improved this season under Greg Schiano, and it will not be any sort of easy contest. In fact, the Illini are slight underdogs ahead of kickoff.

On Thursday, Illinois unveiled its hype video for the week, and it is a great way to get gear up for the kickoff. Check it out: