Sometimes Sauron posts a guard on the slopes of Mt. Doom. Sometimes Voldemort hires a thug to run Harry down with a car during the summers he's at the Dursleys. Sometimes Blofeld pops a cap in 007 instead of trying to burn him up with a rocket or something. Sometimes Ming just runs for office instead of trying to conquer the Earth. And sometimes the Illini remember to bring a ground game.
A career performance by Illini back Mikel Leshoure gave the vile venom of the prairie a 48-27 win in the game, played at Wrigley Field for the first time since the 1930s. Concerns about player safety meant that only one end zone was used for the game, as the other was deemed too close to the wall.
Rumors of human sacrifices made to insure the Illini win are, of course, unfounded.