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Illinois Football Schedule
Illinois kicks off their 2019 football schedule on Saturday, Aug. 31 at home in Champaign against the Akron Zips. Other non-conference games on the schedule for Illinois in 2019 include a game at UConn and a home contest against Eastern Michigan.
Big Ten opponents on the 2019 Illinois football schedule include Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin, Rutgers, and Northwestern at home and Minnesota, Purdue, Michigan State, Iowa on the road.
Phil Steele ranks Illinois’s 2019 football schedule as the 48th toughest schedule in the country. Illinois’s opponents in 2019 have a combined record of 73-80 (47.7%) based on last season’s results.