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PHOTOS: Illinois wears special helmets to honor military

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

No, Illinois does not look good against Ohio State, what with the Buckeyes hungry to impress the BCS pollsters and leading 21-0 in Champign at the end of the first quarter.

But at least the Illini's helmets look good. Their special logo for the game honors the military, spelling out "I" inside a silhouette of the state of Illinois using 10 stars -- one for each Illini football player who has died in combat. Josh Ferguson models it in action:

(USATSI)
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And via the official Illinois Twitter feed, here's a preview shot:

So at least the Illini have that going for them.

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