Illinois to give 5-0 record first road test

By David Mercer

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 4 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

The Illinois football team takes the field against Northwestern for an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Peoria Journal Star, Ron Johnson, Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois offensive lineman Jeff Allen says there is a special feeling when a road team silences a crowd and takes control of a game.

The No. 19 Illini (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) haven't been on the road yet this season. That will change Saturday when they travel to Indiana (1-4, 0-1).

Defensive end Michael Buchanan says the Illini will need to start fast to keep the crowd quiet. Illinois coach Ron Zook says the Illini will make the trip without suspended starting linebacker Jonathan Brown and probably won't have injured receiver Darius Millines.

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