Illinois opens 2021-22 season against Jackson St.

Jackson State (0-0) vs. Illinois (0-0)

State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Illinois opens its 2021-22 campaign by hosting the Jackson State Tigers. Jackson State went 12-6 last year, while Illinois ended up 24-7.

DID YOU KNOW: Illinois held its eight non-conference opponents to an average of just 65.5 points per game last season. The Fighting Illini offense scored 82.8 points per matchup en route to a 5-3 record against competition outside the Big Ten Conference. Jackson State went 0-5 against non-conference teams last season.

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