Illinois was absolutely destroyed by Michigan State, 61-14. That took away any illusions that the Illini will be any better this year - they're 2-2, but their two wins came against perpetual doormat Rutgers and WAC weak sister San Diego State.
Northwestern lost to a mediocre Penn State team, 34-29. They're also 2-2, with their wins coming against MAC teams Ohio and Northern Illinois.
Speaking of Northern Illinois, the Huskies just dropped an overtime game to Akron, 48-45. Since Akron didn't look to be a world-beater this year, it doesn't look good for the Huskies in the MAC West, especially since they can't beat Toledo anyway.
I-AA games (some still in progress):
Eastern Illinois 43, Samford 14 (Panthers are now 2-2)
Illinois State 28, Murray State 0 at the half (Redbirds would go to 3-1 if they win)
Western Illinois 56, Iowa Wesleyan 0 in the third quarter (Leathernecks would go to 2-2 with the win)
Southern Illinois has a bye week.
Bears play tomorrow at 12 noon. Please note they'll be on CBS, since they're playing an AFC team at home (that's Channel 2 in Chicago).