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>> Illinois State Runs Past Western Illinois 31-7

Matt Brown ran for a 50-yard touchdown and added a touchdown pass Saturday to lead Illinois State to a 31-7 victory over Western Illinois.

The Redbirds (7-3, 5-2 Missouri Valley) rolled up 273 rushing yards, averaging just under 6 yards for 46 carries. Cliffton Gordon gained 78 yards and scored on a 2-yard run, and Darrelynn Dunn ran for a 20-yard score for Illinois State, which has won five in a row. Brown's touchdown pass was a 30-yarder to Donovan Harden.

Nikko Watson scored Western Illinois' only touchdown on a 1-yard run. He led the Leathernecks (2-7, 1-5) with 60 rushing yards.


(SATURDAY) NCAA Top-25 Football  (BCS Standings)
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#1 LSU Tigers 9, #2 Alabama Crimson Tide 6 (OT)
#3 Oklahoma State Cowboys 52, #14 Kansas State Wildcats 45
#4 Stanford Cardinal 38, Oregon State Beavers 13
#5 Boise State Broncos 48, UNLV Rebels 21
#6 Oklahoma Sooners 41, Texas A&M Aggies 25
#7 Arkansas Razorbacks 44, #9 South Carolina Gamecocks 28
#8 Oregon Ducks 34, Washington Huskies 17
Northwestern Wildcats 28, #10 Nebraska Cornhuskers 25
#13 Houston Cougars 56, UAB Blazers 13
Iowa Hawkeyes 24, #15 Michigan Wolverines 16
#17 Michigan State Spartans 31, Minnesota Golden Gophers 24
#18 Georgia Bulldogs 63, New Mexico State Aggies 16
UCLA Bruins 29, #19 Arizona State Sun Devils 28
#20 Wisconsin Badgers 62, Purdue Boilermakers 17
#21 Texas Longhorns 52, Texas Tech Red Raiders 20
Louisville Cardinals 38, #24 West Virginia Mountaineers 35
#25 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 48, East Carolina Pirates 28

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