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.
AFC 1. Indy (11-0) South Champions (Will win 1st round bye with win, Denver loss, NE Loss, and Cincinnati loss) 2. Cincinnati (8-3) North leader (6-3 conf record, 3-2 in common games with SD) 3. San Diego (8-3)