Illinois-Indiana at a glance -

Illinois-Indiana at a glance

Indiana (3-3, 0-2) at Illinois (1-4, 0-3), Saturday, 7 p.m. Eastern

Opening Line: Illinois by 3.

Series Record: Illinois leads 43-21-2.

Last Meeting: 2008, Illinois 55, Indiana 13

What's at Stake

Hope. Both teams enter on three-game losing streaks, are still searching for a Big Ten victory and are dreaming of a bowl bid. Illinois has tried to everything to turn its abysmal season around, even benching quarterback Juice Williams last week. The Hoosiers, meanwhile, have lost their last two games by a combined 80-21 and now get a chance to avenge last season's embarrassing loss at Illinois.

Key Matchup

Illinois WR Arrelious Benn vs. Indiana CBs Ray Fisher and Donnell Jones. Benn burned the Hoosiers for 130 yards and one touchdown last season, and he has a four-inch height advantage over Jones and a five-inch advantage on Fisher. Benn left last week's game early with a head injury and has only 13 receptions for 176 yards this season.

Players to Watch

Indiana: WR Tandon Doss. The sophomore receiver has been making plays all season for Indiana, and all over the field. He has 41 catches for 546 yards, seven carries for 64 yards and has averaged 21.0 yards on eight kickoff returns. When the Hoosiers have been most successful this season, Doss has led the way. The Illinois pass defense is ranked eighth in the Big Ten.

Illinois: QB Juice Williams or QB Eddie McGee. Coach Ron Zook isn't saying who will start. But Williams has had some of his best games against the Hoosiers. Last year, Williams threw for 271 yards and 3 TDs while and ran for another score against Indiana.

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