I released my "Game Of The Week" on Illinois last week. The Illini were at home and getting points against an over-rated Western Kentucky team. They rewarded me with a 20-7 victory. The Bulls represent a far more dangerous opponent though, one which has the schedule in its favor.
Illinois plays its first road game and does so on a short week. On the other hand, USF comes in well-rested, last week's game at UConn having been postponed due to Irma. While the Illini may have a 2-0 record, they've also been outgained by an average of 309.5 to 258, in terms of yards per game. That 258 number isn't going to cut it against an explosive USF attack.
The Bulls appear to be the "real deal" and have aspirations of a New Year's Day bowl game. They won 11 games last season and are experienced on both sides of the ball. Playing on ESPN, this is their chance to show the world how good they are. Don't be surprised when this one turn's ugly. Consider laying the points with USF.