UTSA @ Illinois
Last Season Records: Illinois 2-6; UTSA 7-5
What to Know
The UTSA Roadrunners will face off against the Illinois Fighting Illini at 7:30 p.m. ET next Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Roadrunners were on the positive side of .500 (7-5) last season and are hoping to kick off an even more successful year. Illinois was 2-6 last season and is coming off of a 30-22 win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday.
Two last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UTSA was 15th worst when it came to passing touchdowns allowed last year, with the team giving up 22 overall (bottom 89%). The Fighting Illini experienced some struggles of their own as they ranked 11th worst in the nation with respect to rushing yards allowed per game last season, where the squad gave up 230.1 on average (bottom 92%). It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
Since the experts predict a loss, the Roadrunners will need to dig deep. We’ll soon see whether they can make the experts look bad.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Memorial Stadium — Champaign, Illinois
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Fighting Illini are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Roadrunners, according to the latest college football odds.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.