Illinois wasn’t supposed to compete with the other teams in the Big Ten West division this season.

However, right now, the Fighting Illini are 2-0 and have the chance to go 3-0 with a victory over Eastern Michigan this coming Saturday. That’s all coach Lovie Smith wants.

To go 3-0:

In order to go 3-0, Smith brought up the fact that Eastern Michigan is no joke. A season ago, they made a bowl game. A season ago, they beat Purdue at Purdue.

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The Eagles know how to win and know how to win on the road. This Saturday, the Eagles will be traveling to take on Illinois in Champaign. The game will be televised on BTN at noon.