• No one said it would be smooth sailing for Bret Bielema and the Fighting Illini football team. The win over Nebraska was dulled after the loss to Texas-San Antonio Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Yes, UTSA is a Group of Five team that got paid $1.1 million to come to Champaign, but that team should be a bowl team at the end of the year.

There were times that I thought Lovie Smith was calling the shots again with the clock management, and the Roadrunner offense moved the ball a bit too easily at times, especially on third downs.

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