A three-game winning streak has thoroughly changed the outlook for Illinois’ season.

After a hot start gave way to a four-game losing streak, it appeared that another losing season was in the cards for the Illini. Then came the shocking upset win over Wisconsin during homecoming.

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Now, Illinois is riding a three-game winning streak and carries a 5-4 record into a Week 11 showdown with Michigan State. Beyond that, head coach Lovie Smith and the Illini need just one win over the final three games to clinch a bowl game.

ESPN’s FPI has updated the win probability for Illinois in the remaining games, and it looks like the Illini will have a good shot at securing their sixth win. Unfortunately, fans may have to sweat it out for a couple of weeks.

Here is how the FPI is predicting the final three games:

  • Nov. 9 @ Michigan State – 12.5%
  • Nov. 23 @ Iowa – 11.8%
  • Nov. 30 vs Northwestern – 66.9%