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>>No. 19 Illini Top Indiana With Big Plays

Nathan Scheelhaase and A.J. Jenkins hooked up on two long TD passes to lead No. 19 Illinois to a 41-20 victory Saturday at Indiana.

Illinois (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) is off to its best start since the 1951 team was 7-0.

Indiana (1-5, 0-2) lost its third in a row, still has not beaten a Football Bowl Subdivision team this season and has lost 13 consecutive games against Top 25 teams since a 31-28 victory over then No. 13 Iowa on Oct. 14, 2006.

Sparked by Shane Wynn's 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the Hoosiers took a 10-0 lead early.

But Illinois came back with a 77-yard scoring pass to Jenkins, took the lead on Tavon Wilson's 66-yard fumble return for a TD and made it 27-13 at the half on Scheelhaase's 67-yard TD pass to Jenkins.

>>Illini Move To 15th With Win

(Champaign, IL)  --  The Fighting Illini moved up a spot to number-15 in the USA Today college football poll after their 41-20 win over the Indiana Hoosiers.  The Illini move to 6-and-0 overall, 2-and-0 in conference action. The Illini will host Ohio State Saturday.  The Buckeyes were handed a heartbreaking late loss to Nebraska 34-27 this weekend, and come into the game at 3-and-3, 0-and-2 in Big-Ten play.

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