Thursday September 11th, 2014

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Washington Huskies

The Illinois Fighting Illini and Washington Huskies enter Saturday afternoon’s game with identical 2-0 records. Illinois scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to beat Western Kentucky at home, 42-34, while Washington beat FCS Eastern Washington, 59-52, also at home.

This is the 11th meeting between the Illini and Huskies. Washington has won the last three, including a 34-24 victory at Soldier Field in Chicago last September. Washington leads the series 6-4.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: FOX

Radio: For a list of Washington affiliates, click here. For a list of Illinois affiliates, click here.

Game Facts

Washington facts

Senior nose tackle Danny Shelton became just the fifth Huskies player ever with at least four sacks in a game when he recorded four against Eastern Washington.

The Illini will be the first Power Five team new Washington head coach Chris Petersen will face with the Huskies.

With four straight home games and a bye week, the Huskies will go 42 days between road games before visiting California on Oct. 11.

Washington’s opening victory at Hawaii was its first win in a true non-conference road game since a 2007 win at Syracuse.

Sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles passed for 180 yards and a touchdown and ran for 58 yards and three scores against Eastern Washington.

Illinois facts

The Fighting Illini have mounted two fourth-quarter comebacks already this season, their first back-to-back fourth-quarter comeback wins since 2001.

Sophomore quarterback Wes Lunt is 19-for-22 for 309 yards and four touchdowns in the fourth quarter this season.

The Fighting Illini have converted 17-of-28 third-down attempts, ranking ninth nationally by percentage.

Lunt’s 741 yards in two games are the highest total ever for an Illinois QB in his first two starts, ahead of the 498 yards put up by Tony Eason in 1981.

Lunt and receiver Mike Dudek both earned honors from the Big Ten after their performances against Western Kentucky. Lunt was Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Dudek was Freshman of the Week. 

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