Illini should stick to running game

Illini should stick to running game

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 8, 2007, titled Illini should stick to running game. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

What do you do when you're facing the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, one with few weaknesses, one that has been getting better as the season has gone along? And you're on the road.

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Stating the obvious

Glenmont, OH

#1 Nov 9, 2007
If Illinois runs the ball as suggested in the article, they will lose, period. Have you seen OSU's defense?
Dan S

Branford, FL

#2 Nov 9, 2007
It would make sense to try and pound the ball against OSU. Illinois' most consistent weapon is that Mendenhall kid. He's a freaking beast. If you could get him going, and get Juice Williams free running the option, they might have a chance. Also, you need to keep OSU's offense cooling its heels as much as possible. If you can keep Boeckman and Robiskie from getting in a rhythm, who knows what could happen.
Still, the Illini need a big game from that Benn kid. He's a difference maker, and you can't depend only on running the ball. If they can get Benn involved with some play-action passes, I kind of like Illinois' chances. However, there might not be a worse big-game coach in the land than the good ol' Zooker. OSU by 17 (damn it)

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 9, 2007
illinois is going to lose, they are way to cocky and confident and excited to play this game. when i played against a much more dominating team, i was not excited to play against them. i kept my mouth shut and focused on preparing myself for a grueling game and hoping my teammates were going to bring their a+ game as well. not to say they dont have a chance though.

“GTA IV > Life”

Since: Nov 07

Compton, CA

#4 Nov 25, 2007
But look who came out on top? The Illini, that's right.

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