With the Big Ten Conference only doing conference schedules this season due to covid-19, it puts Rutgers Scarlet Knights first on the 2020 Illinois Fighting Illini schedule. It would be even sweeter if it were happening sooner as in August or September versus October 3rd which is seventy-five days from now.
From my view as an Illini fan, the one game that the Illinois Fighting Illini should not take lightly is a game against Rutgers Scarlet Knights. And with it being the first game of the season for the Fighting Illini it is an easy gauge on how the season will go.
Predicting that Rutgers Scarlet Knights will lose to the Ohio State Buckeyes in their season opener, the Scarlet Knights could either come motivated to win against the Fighting Illini, or defeated after the loss against the Buckeyes.