Illinois saved a season, Tim Beckman's job, and possibly a winning record with two closing victories over Penn State and Northwestern. Louisiana Tech almost pulled off an upset over Marshall in the Conference USA Championship Game. MarkRogersTV runs down the Bulldogs match up with the Big Ten in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Beckman looks to use both Wes Lunt (14 TD, 3 INT) and Reilly O'Toole (9 TD, 7 INT) at quarterback vs a Bulldogs defense that picked off 25 passes and led the nation in total takeaways. Beckman must also prepare the Big Ten's worst run scoring defense (34 PPG) vs a high flying Louisiana Tech offense with touchdown machine Kenneth Dixon (School Record 59 TD), quarterback Cody Sokol (29 TD, 13 INT) and top wideout Trent Taylor (62 Rec, 814 Yards, 9 TD).