Illinois at Washington


In week 3 the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-0 overall) travel to Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington to face the Washington Huskies (2-0 overall) Saturday.

Illinois beat W Kentucky 42-34 last week. The Fighting Illini was led by quarterback Wes Lunt was 456 yards and three TDs but he did throw an interception. Donovonn Young led the rushing attack with 47 yards and 1 TD on 14 carries. Justin Hardee led the wide receivers with 110 yards and 1 TD on 6 receptions.

Illinois allowed 400 yards and 34 points last week. In addition, they had 2 fumble recoveries and 1 interception.

Washington beat E Washington 59-52 last week. Cyler Miles led the Huskies last week with 180 passing yards and 1 TD. Lavon Coleman led the rushing attack was 118 yards and 1 TD on 17 carries. John Ross led the receivers with 54 yards and 1 TD on 2 receptions.

Washington allowed 573 yards and 52 points last week. In addition, they did have 2 fumble recoveries.

Keys to Illinois win

Illinois will have to have Wes Lunt play another great game and not turn the ball over. In addition, they need to get Donovonn Young involved in the rushing game a bit more. The Fighting Illini will need their defense to play better than last week.

Keys to Washington win

Washington will need Cyler Miles to play a good game again this week and not turn the ball over. Lavon Coleman will need to have another great game. In addition, the Huskies defense will have to play better than last week and forced some turnovers.

Key Injuries


Dionte Taylor, Jaylen Dunlap, Kenny Nelson, Pat Flavin, Zach Hirth, Mike Svetina


Joshua Perkins, Marcus Peters, Lavon Washington, Derrick Brown


Washington -13


Washington should win Saturday. However, the Huskies have to figure out how to improve their defense and not give up over 500 yards and 52 points again this week.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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