Monday, August 27, 2007

ILLNI Preview - Missouri

Well, In approximately 5 more days the University of ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI take on Missouri inside the controlled climate of the Edward Jones Done (St. Louis). This will actually be a neutral-game site since it's about 1/2 way between Champaign and Columbia, although the game is being played in the Show - Me state.

All in all, our opening - day record is an impressive 74-38-5. Scratch that. When you look at our competition over the years these numbers are somewhat deceiving. But hey, how many other top programs open up with a tough opponent on a neutral field? Let's see. I think USC hosts that super-power from Moscow (Idaho Vandals). And yes, last year's cinderella (Rutgers) is hosting that always game-worthy team in Buffalo. Throw in Florida and Western Kentucky with Oklahoma and North Texas and you have some real barnburners in the making.

So what else do the numbers tell us about Illinois football in its 118th season. Heck, the BIG-10 has only been around 112 years. Seems like yesterday we were in our 100th season. I will say this, you can only hype - up youth for so long. For the past few years we've been the youngest team in the NCAA. So what, that hasn't really translated into much success on the field. And even though we had the 40th most difficult schedule in the nation last year, there's no excuse for amassing only two (2) victories. Ugh! Mizzou leads the all-time series 13-7 including three of the last four and four of the last six. Ugh Ugh!
On the positive side, we were 10th in the nation last year in rushing while leading the BIG-10 with 188.8 yards / game and 5.2 yards / rushing attempt. That means we had a terrible passing game clicking away with a 39.5% completion rate. More good news, we had 49 plays last year of 20 yards or more so we have the big play in our arsenal, including three TD passes over 60 yards. Fairly impressive numbers.

We made our biggest improvements as a team last year on defense. This year we return nine of eleven startes from last year's squad. Yes! We shaved 160 yards / game off our defensive numbers year on year from 2005 to 2006 (very impressive, but we had a lot of room to cut). In terms of rushing defense, we only allowed 127 yards / game for a net gain of 61 yards / contest. Keep in mind that we gave up nearly 500 yards / game in total offense in 2005 (yuck!). Other than these numbers, we're doing a good job in the classroom and for the community.

Comments:
Frederic Ingham had lost all command of himself in some http://startso11.info/www.4art.photoblog.pl.html of those haunts of intoxication which for fifteen years I have been laboring to destroy.. Please stop! The imputation that the road was not wide enough for him to turn was too http://rebestal.info/darmowe+gry+on-line.html much for Mr.. Then I http://startso11.info/obrazki+wakacyjne+obrazki+wakacyjne.html know I've got 'em.. Now I http://startso11.info/dzia%C5%82ania+opieku%C5%84cze.html have a presentiment that we shall find the Watkinson part of the evening very enjoyable.. The phobia is thrown before http://startso11.info/www.nauka-pila.ig.pl.html the anxiety like a fortress on the frontier.. It was characteristic that the http://startso11.info/terytorium+Madera.html freckled boy remained standing.. I still might ask why in http://startso11.info/o%C5%9Brodek+elka+w+borach+tucholskich.html the dream it was spinach that was served up.. This, likewise, is something unheard of in the normal http://startso11.info/PROGNOZ.html presentation course, where it is above all a question of selection and retention of the proper presentation element.. The formula for these dreams may be thus stated: They are concealed realizations http://startso11.info/parafie+katolickie+w+gdyni.html of repressed desires.. At any rate the interpretation of dreams is the via regia http://startso11.info/Cipa+britney.html to a knowledge of the unconscious in the psychic life.. This will then be followed by irregular motor manifestations until one of these withdraws the apparatus from perception and at the same time from pain, but on the reappearance http://storyah44.info/plandeka+samochodowa.html of the perception this manifestation will immediately repeat itself (perhaps as a movement of flight) until the perception has again disappeared.. She had a http://startso11.info/Dziennik+Urz%C4%99dowy+KE+stopa+referencyjna.html Southern girl's narrow feet, encased in white stockings and kid slippers, which were crossed primly before her as she sat in a chair, supporting her arm by her faithful parasol planted firmly on the floor.. Den vill you be so good as to take de East River off de top of my lot? That's your business, sir, http://startso11.info/ANONIM+ZWANY+GALLEN.html not mine.. But that double is almost as charming as the http://startso11.info/WSPIERANIE+MA%C5%81YCH+I+%C5%9AREDNICH+FIRM.html original.. Gideon had made up http://startso11.info/przew%C3%B3d+N07V-K.html his mind, and if he had been told that they started in five minutes he would not have changed it.. Is it not customary, when some one expects others to look after his interests without any advantage to themselves, to ask the innocent question satirically: Do you think this will be done for the sake of http://startso11.info/wz%C3%B3r+wniosku+o+urlop+wychowawczy.html your beautiful eyes ? Hence Mrs.. It read: http://rebestal.info/bitComet+pobierz.html Spend this winter in balmy Florida.. Then, without giving details of the contract, he mentioned merely the willingness of their boarder to resign his bed on occasions http://startso11.info/czerwone+gitary+szept+letnni.html of pressing emergency.. The statement which will be perhaps then made, that he cannot concentrate his attention upon anything at all, is to be countered by assuring him most positively that such a http://startso11.info/oczka+wodne+budowa.html blank state of mind is utterly impossible.. How much money http://startso11.info/www.fundacja-pomoc.com.html will you want, Mr...
 
Congratulations!! These articles is very good ; the information you show us is interesting It’s just great!! Do you want to know something more? Read it...:The best place for
mlb com
, mlb extra innings, 2007 mlb schedule. For more information visit: http://www.bet911.com
 
Post a Comment

<< Home
web site counters
ISP unique hits since Aug. 2k6

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?