Northwestern and Illinois release hype videos before rivalry game

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The Illinois locker room at Soldier Field hours before they play for the Land of Lincoln Trophy against Northwestern. (photo via @ILLequipment on Twitter)

It’s rivalry weekend in college football and the two Big Ten teams in Illinois will finish their season against each other. Northwestern and Illinois square off at Soldier Field with the Land of Lincoln Trophy on the line.

This year, that’s not all that’s on the line. Northwestern, who is already bowl eligible with nine wins, can get to double-digit wins and set themselves up for possibly a premiere bowl game. Illinois can reach a bowl game of their own with a win, needing to beat Northwestern to become bowl eligible.

With all that on the line, plus in-state bragging rights, fans are already getting excited for the 2:30 start. To help get them get even more pumped up, both teams have released their own hype videos.

Northwestern

Illinois

Beat Northwestern. #Illini https://t.co/SfxRMmMHaS — Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) November 28, 2015

The Illini, who currently holds the Hat trophy, has made it clear they plan on bringing it back to Champaign. The Wildcats, however, head into the game as the two-point favorite, according to Bovada.lv.

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