Illinois Fighting Illini
U of Ii alum Dick Butkus was on hand to see Illini give Huskies a battle
Bearcats QB Munchie Legaux injured in 45-17 loss.
Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw for a career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns.
Saturday’s football season opener for both teams will be played in temperatures expected over 90 degrees.
Illini and Alabama Crimson Tide were both vying for their first team national championship in the sport.
Jon Ekey from Illinois State (pictured) can play next season, while Aaron Crosby from Seton Hall must sit out a season.