Poor Ficken; not only has he missed a bunch, but he gets 'em blocked today now too. I really think O'Brien went for the FG to try to inspire some confidence in Ficken. The refs ejecting the Illinois guy for the hit on Lehman in the end zone was pretty questionable as well.
I am quite the fan of the matte finish on the Illinois helmets, though.
They actually did a feature on Nowinski on College Gameday. It was mostly fluff, but Kane did say some impressive things about him. He was on the sideline for the game. The Harvard kids were going nuts for him too.