Both Illinois and Nebraska enter Friday night’s Week 6 game searching for a win after they were both dominated on Saturday. Nebraska lost to No. 2 Michigan, 45-7 in Lincoln. The game was never close, as Nebraska didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter.

Like Nebraska, it was a tough day for Illinois, as the Fighting Illini lost to Purdue, 44-19. It was a close game at the half, as Purdue led only 16-13. However, the second half got away from the Boilermakers as they were outscored 28-6 in the final two quarters.

Both of these teams are 2-3 on the season, and 0-2 in B1G play. In a game like this, it is tough to say who will be favored. However, in large part because of home-field advantage, Illinois is favored by 4 points.


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Circa Sports revealed their opening lines on Sunday, and it has the Fighting Illini as 4-point favorites with an over/under of 41.5 points. Fans can head to BetMGM to get in on the weekly action!

Both teams have really struggled this year and it started in the nonconference schedule. Nebraska was destroyed by Colorado 36-14, while Illinois was dominated in Lawrence by the Kansas Jayhawks, 34-23 in a game the Fighting Illini were down by 27 at one point.

Last year when these two teams played, Illinois won, 26-9, in Lincoln. This year’s kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Friday night and will be on the B1G Network.