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Illini offense seeing red inside the 20

The Illinois offense is sitting right in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten, and for them to their game to the next level it might come down to better execution inside the red zone. Whey they get inside the 20 yard line, Illinois is only able to score a touchdown 55% of the time (6-for-11).
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illinois offense is sitting right in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten, and for them to their game to the next level it might come down to better execution inside the red zone.  Whey they get inside the 20 yard line, Illinois is only able to score a touchdown 55% of the time (6-for-11).

That hasn't been a major problem yet because Illinois has made enough big plays to make up for it.  Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit is even taking some of the responsibility for their red zone ineffectiveness, but correcting that is their focus going forward.

"The red zone probably the most disappointing [aspect of the offense] right now - not scoring enough touchdowns," Cubit said.  "I think that's where it really gets hard.  I've got to do a better job of game planning, and we've got to do a little better job of executing down there."

Illinois ranks 9th in the Big Ten in red zone offense.  In 11 trips inside the 20 yard line, they've scored points nine times (3 field goals, 6 touchdowns).
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