The Illinois Fighting Illini are on the road Saturday afternoon as they take on the Purdue Boilermakers. Illinois suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling 17-7 at home to Ohio State. The Illini came into the game a perfect 6-and-0, but dropped to 21st in the Coaches Poll after the loss to the Buckeyes. Illinois is 23rd in the BCS. The Boilermakers are 3-and-3 overall.