Post-Game Column: Embrace Bielema’s Ugly Ball

The formula for wins in a Bret Bielema administration is clear and regardless of everybody else philosophy in the current era of college football, the Illini aren’t changing - and shouldn’t. 

By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst

September 2, 2023

(Cover photo courtesy Steve Snider/IlliniGuys)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It’s past time to embrace Bret Bielema’s Football 101 class at the University of Illinois. 

Rushing yards - rushing yards allowed + defensive quarterback pressures multiplied by the turnover margin divided by unforced penalties and special teams errors = win. 

The 30-28 season-opening win over defending Mid-American Conference . . .

 

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