Rutgers Travels to Illinois - Sights from Opener

Rutgers traveled to Champaign, Illinois for their 2005 season opener versus the Illini.

Rutgers Cheer Team on their way to the stadium.

Immediately adjacent to the football stadium lies the home of the Illini basketball team.


Tailgaters filled the numerous lots.

BBQ at 10 in the morning ... mid-west style.

Fans abound still more than an hour before kick-off.

After some early morning cooking, it's off to the game.

Rutgers die-hards making the trip out to Champaign. 

Pre-game festivities less than 15 minutes before kick-off.

The scoreboard clad with Scarlet Knight fans.

Illinois and Rutgers take the field.

Illinois kicks off to Rutgers.

A near capacity crowd watches as the Rutgers offense operates.

The Rutgers Cheer Team was busy keeping the RU faithful in the game.

A sea of Orange looks on as Illinois marches downfield.

Illinois offense deep in Rutgers territory.

So. Jeremy Ito with one of his three FG makes on the day.

The Rutgers faithful traveled well and made itself heard throughout the game.

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