The University of Illinois football team will face off against Indiana in Indianapolis this Saturday, Nov. 14, to determine who will be crowned the Big 12’s conference champion.
The game will be the first Big Ten championship game to be played on the Big 10 campus, which is located in Indianapolis.
The league’s first championship game took place in Indianapolis in 2011.
The Big Ten is the first football conference in the world to have its championship game held on campus.
Athletic Director of Athletics Bill Moos and Illinois’ athletic director for football, Joe Davis, announced the matchup in a press release.
The Illini will travel to Indianapolis on Nov. 10 for the first-ever Big Ten Championship Game in the state of Indiana, which has been the home of the league since 2004.
This is the third-straight year the Illini have played at Lucas Oil Stadium, the home field of the Indianapolis Colts, as the conference has expanded to 12 teams.
The game will also be the sixth and final game in the conference’s College Football Playoff championship series, which will determine the national champion.
Illinois is expected to take the field at 1 p.m.
CT, which falls just four hours after the Big East Championship Game.
The winner will advance to the Big XII Championship Game on Dec. 7, with the loser going to the Peach Bowl.
The loser of the Peach will play host to a Big 12 Championship Game, which takes place on Dec 6.
Illini coach Kevin Wilson will serve as the game’s offensive coordinator.
Illinois is expected, like the previous two games, to be without quarterback Ryan Nassib, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in November.
The team is expected in Indianapolis for a meeting with No. 1 seed Texas A&M, which returns home after a bye week.