Illinois 'Cautious' As ASU Red Wolves Visit To Open 2011 Football Season

by The Associated Press  on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 10:45 am  

ASU and quarterback Ryan Aplin travel to face Illinois on Saturday. (Photo by Arkansas State University)

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Those eight dates at Memorial Stadium include three of the Illini's four toughest Big Ten opponents: Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State.

That, and the fact that the Illini finished strong last year with four wins in seven games, a stretch in which the offense averaged 42.2 points a game, has given Zook a little confidence alongside with the caution.

"We're going to put on an exciting show," he said. "I think we've got a chance to be a pretty good football team. The last time we put on our uniforms, we were pretty good."

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