The Fighting Illini are 4-0 for the first time in 60 years, but today lots of people are reigning in their expectations. A 23-20 win over a MAC team, albeit a very good MAC team, is probably a sign we need to temper our hopes on just how good this Illini team could be this year.
The Illini showed last week that they have the talent to play with anyone in the Big Ten, but at the very least this week they showed that they may not have the discipline to.
Five penalties for 55 yards at home, including an ejection from the team's best offensive lineman. Three trips to the redzone that ended in field goals, three failures on fourth down, a fumble. With so many self inflicted wounds, it is hard to see how the Illini