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.
Twice in the last two years, I had to be rushed to the ER for sever dehydration. The second time, last April, the ER Doc was adamant that I was about 6 hours away from death because of all the fluids I needed.