The fighting Zookers are 6-0 and have a big one Saturday at home against Ohio State (3:30 on ABC / ESPN).
The Illini are getting it done on both sides of the ball right now. They are 17th in scoring defense (9th in rushing def.); 32nd in scoring offense (13th in rushing offense).
A couple of stats that caught our eye in particular...
Receiver A.J. Jenkins has 450 combined receiving yards over the past two games...the most in Big Ten history.
Illinois has forced at least one turnover in 21 straight games, the longest streak in the nation.
And finally, over the last 23 seasons, only Michigan has beaten Ohio State more times that Illinois has.
Great opportunity for Zook and his staff to get to 7-0; but we're equally confident that Fickell and crew will have the Buckeyes ready for battle.