Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
ILLINOIS (6-6) VS. LOUISIANA TECH (8-5)
Time: 10 a.m. PST. Location: Dallas. TV: ESPN.
The buzz: Despite losing starting quarterback Wes Lunt to a broken leg in October, Illinois won its final two games to clinch bowl eligibility. Lunt had 1,729 yards passing and 14 touchdowns. Reilly O'Toole stepped in and has passed for 1,049 yards and nine touchdowns. The Illini's rushing attack ranked No. 114 in the nation at only 117.1 yards per game. Illinois is looking to improve to 9-9 in bowl games and earn its first postseason victory since 2011,...