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Illinois Football Schedule 2018Illinois kicks off their 2018 football schedule on Saturday, Sept. 1 at home in Champaign against the Kent State Golden Flashes. Other non-conference games on the schedule for Illinois in 2018 include Western Illinois and USF (at Soldier Field).
Big Ten opponents on the 2018 Illinois football schedule include Penn State, Purdue, Minnesota, and Iowa at home and Rutgers, Wisconsin, Maryland, Nebraska, and Northwestern on the road.
Phil Steele ranks Illinois’s 2018 football schedule as the 61st toughest schedule in the country. Illinois’s opponents in 2018 have a combined record of 86-64 (57.3%) based on last season’s results.