Big Ten out to repeat last year's success
After posting a 2-4 bowl record in both 2000 and 2001, the Big Ten bounced back in a huge way in 2002. Not only did Ohio State win the national title, but the conference also won the ESPN Bowl Challenge Cup with a 5-2 overall record. Four of the five teams even won as an underdog. For at least another half year, the Big Ten holds national bragging rights.
Illinois Fighting Illini
8-30 vs. Missouri (St. Louis)
9-6 Illinois ...
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