As the weekend in Illinois comes to an end, the focus is on the 7 p.m. showdown against Southern for the second of three games in a non-MTE, MTE. The goal for tonight against the Jaguars is to start off on a better foot than Friday’s game, where Illinois beat Valparaiso but trailed by 10 at halftime. This trend of struggling against mid-major opponents this season has raised some concerns, and it will be interesting to see how Illinois performs tonight.
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