This team won a total of nine games out of 27 from 2016 to 2018. In 2017, we won ZERO Big Ten games. The last time we had a winning record in the Big Ten was 2007. We were on a four game losing streak, on our way to what looked like another disappointing season. Illini fans have become quite accustomed to disappointment. 

Then, a win against #6 Wisconsin, wins against Purdue and Rutgers, and the biggest comeback in school history to beat Michigan State AND become bowl eligible? And now I've actually written about football TWICE in a month?

Just in case you missed the game, here are some highlights:

Seriously. WTF. And also, I-L-L...

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