The Illini rolled over Charleston Southern on Saturday, winning 44-0 in a snoozer.
Illinois quarterback Reilly O'Toole, who started in place of the injured Nathan Scheelhaase, threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns against the Buccaneers defense—though there wasn't much opposition.
It was a nice feel-good win for Tim Beckman's squad after getting manhandled by Arizona State the previous week, but don't read too much into a victory against a Buccaneers team that has lost 15 straight games dating back to 2010.
The Illini will face a much tougher test this weekend against Louisiana Tech (2-0), who had an impressive eight-win season in 2011 before losing to TCU by a touchdown in the Poinsettia Bowl.
The Bulldogs sport an explosive offense (56 points per game) this season, led by senior quarterback Colby Cameron, who has thrown for 629 yards and seven touchdowns in two games.
Here are five keys to the Illini winning their third game of the season against Louisiana Tech.