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Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the 2018 Big Ten Toilet Bowl. In other words, the third Illinois-Rutgers matchup since the Scarlett Knights joined the Big Ten. 


2018 has already brought us the first chapter of what could have easily been considered the Super Bowl of yuck between Rutgers and Kansas, and Kansas ran away with that one. 


Which perfectly sets the stage for Saturday's battle between the Fighting Illini and Rutgers in Urbana-Champaign to surpass that matchup and cement itself in history as the most disgusting Power Five showdown we'll see all year. 


In fact, some books like Paddy Power are expecting it to be such a gross game that you can actually place a bet on Illinois-Rutgers somehow ending in a draw.

I know you can already see it coming, but is there any other way to warrant watching what will most likely be a tragic showing of talent on the field than by previewing how to win a chip through the books on Saturday's impending disaster? 

Over the past two seasons, Illinois has gone 5-19 overall and 2-16 in the Big Ten, while Rutgers has similarly matched with a 6-18 record overall and 3-15 in Big Ten play. What's even more laughable is one of each of their Big Ten wins has come against the other. 


If you're a bigger fan of over/under looks, it might come down to whether you think each team's defense is worse than their offense and ride the over/under accordingly. 

Or maybe you avoid it all together, because honestly, who wants to watch this game? 


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