Blowin’ Smoke: Illini to Citrus, Judge’s homers, and Skijoring

The Fighting Illini football team rolled over Northwestern 41-3 in the season finale last week-end, notching a 5-4 conference record and an 8-4 overall record to post their first eight-win since 2007.

The result was just missing out on being ranked in the Top 25 and playing every game closely, even taking Michigan to within a few seconds of an upset and playing them closer than any of their 12 opponents. Looking at the records of the top 25 closely, I can’t beef about the Illini not being included, but they were one of the most improved teams in the country and that is something of which to be proud. For more information see the November 29, 2022 edition of The Greenville Advocate.