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Friday, November 27, 2009
Illinois-Cincinnati pregame notes

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Here are a few items to get you ready for today's Illinois-Cincinnati clash (ABC, noon ET), courtesy of ESPN's Stats & Information group.

Tony Pike will get the start at quarterback for the Bearcats, who have received great play from both Pike and backup Zach Collaros this season.

The Illini might not face as strong of a downfield passing attack with Pike taking the snaps.

Illinois has held its own against undefeated teams from Ohio during the Ron Zook era.