Illinois: Out Of Juice
Illinois got off to a hot start in the team's sound pounding of Wisconsin, but wide receiver Arrelious Benn and starting quarterback Juice Williams watched the finish from the sidelines. Late in the third quarter, Benn aggrivated the injury to his right shoulder that he sustained during training camp while trying to stiff-arm a Badger defender. Williams joined him a few minutes later when, halfway through the fourth quarter, he hyperextended his left knee. Head coach Ron Zook said both players could have returned if the team really needed them, but the Illini backups were doing just fine against the Badgers.