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Illinois defeats Northwestern

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Behind the record setting ground work of Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure, the visiting Illini beat Northwestern 48-27 Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Leshoure had rushed for 319 yards with about seven minutes to play in the game, setting a new school record. He also scored two touchdowns.

NU running back Mike Trumpy had a career day, rushing for over 100 yards and scoring two touchdowns, including an 80-yard run in the first quarter that was the eighth longest TD rush in school history.

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