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The problem now, he said on Friday, is that the schedule gets tough.

With seven games left, the Illini have two games against Purdue and one at No. 1 Ohio State around dates with Michigan State, Michigan, Iowa and then, the team that knocked them for one of their biggest loops this season, the Hoosiers.

“Minnesota was huge, (now) Purdue’s going to be huge,” Weber said. “If you find a way to win, then Michigan is going is very scrappy. You’ve got to play every game.”