Illinois FCS football & Jeopardy a winning combination--Part II

Illinois FCS football & Jeopardy a winning combination--Part II

Both the Illinois FCS programs and Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer are on breaks right now.

With spring practice over and summer camps not scheduled to begin until the heat of summer, the state's four teams have some time away from the field. Meanwhile, Naperville native Holzhauer has a two-week hiatus while a teachers tournament fills the airwaves. He will return to TV May 20 with a string of 22 straight wins and $1,691,008 in winnings.

Yesterday, Prairie State Pigskin threw a Jeopardy version at you.  Here are the answers and questions.


James Holzhauer attended Naperville North High School, home of the Huskies. This Illinois FCS school also has a dog mascot

What is Southern Illinois, home of the Salukis?


Illinois FCS head coach often recognized by his famous mustache who led his flock into the 2015 national championship game

Who is Brock Spack of the Illinois State Redbirds?


The only non-military institution in the nation with permission from the Department of the Navy to use the United States Marine Corps Official seal and mascot

What is Western Illinois University, home of the Leathernecks?


Like Holzhauer, these two Illinois FCS teams have won national championships broadcast on television

What are Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois?

(EIU won the 1978 Division II national championship and SIU won the 1983 I-AA title.)


This Land of Lincoln university has produced two Super Bowl winning head coaches, two NFL starting quarterbacks, the Chicago Bears GM & an Oscar-winning actor

What is Eastern Illinois University?

(Mike Shanahan & Sean Payton have combined for three Super Bowl wins. QBs Tony Romo & Jimmy Garoppolo have both started NFL games. Ryan Pace is the Bears GM. An EIU football player in the 1920s, Burl Ives won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1959.)

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