Illinois Fighting Illini, Northwestern Wildcats - Welcome Back!
The GIST: The Big Ten is so back, and so are the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats, who begin their delayed season this weekend.
- Illinois will return with most of its starting offensive talent, including QB Brandon Peters, wide receiver (WR) Josh Imatorbhebhe (pronounced EE-MAT-OR-BAY-BAY) and his brother, tight end (TE) Daniel Imatorbhebhe, who transferred from USC to finish his career alongside his brother. How heartwarming.
Go ’Cats Go!: Northwestern is ready for a better season than their 3-9 record last year, starting with a win against the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. The ’Cats have a strong defensive core returning to the field, and should improve offensively with new QB Peyton Ramsey, a veteran transfer from Indiana.
- Look for Ramsey to connect with his more experienced options, including senior WR Riley Lees and TE grad transfer from FAU John Raine. If Ramsey and the offense can execute, Saturday’s game against the Terps will be a great first matchup for the Purple and White.
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