No. 17 Illinois puts its five-game win streak on the line when it visits Nebraska on Saturday.

The Illini would remain alone in first place in the Big Ten West with a win and fall into a three-way tie with Nebraska and Purdue with a loss.

The Illini have won six of their first seven games for the first time since the 2001 Sugar Bowl team.

Nebraska is looking to go 3-2 under interim head coach Mickey Joseph and go into November in contention for the division title.