Illinois State won nine games in 2012.
The Redbirds will look to pick up their second-straight road win to start Valley Football action.
The game will be the first between the two schools in history.
2012:> Saw only action of the season against Dayton.
2011: Member of the practice squad.
Elk Grove HS: Played in nine games as a senior ... posted one catch for eight yards ... collected two interceptions ... coached by Tom Whalen ... lettered in football and track ... member of the school-record holding 4x400 relay team, which won the conference title his senior season and qualified for the state meet.
Personal: Born 4-19-90, in Elk Grove Village, Ill. ... son of Karl and Wendy Ottosen ... his mother, Wendy, competed as a gymnast at Western Illinois ... second of three children ... his older brother, Brian, also attends Illinois State ... major: parks and recreation management.