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2011 Hunger Bowl: Illinois Vs. UCLA

Despite finishing the season with a losing record the UCLA Bruins were still invited to a Bowl Game. This is the first instance of a team with a losing record playing in a Bowl Game in 10 years. Their opponent – the Illinois Fighting Illini – is also making history by being the first FBS football team to lose six consecutive games, after starting the season 6-0.

Both teams fired their respective coaches at season's end.

These two programs have previously met three times in Bowl Games, with UCLA winning two.

Game: Hunger Bowl

Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, 3:30 p.m. ET


Betting Odds: Illinois by 2.5

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