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Illinois uses turnovers to hold off Indiana, 43-13

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Illinois' Jarred Fayson (11) scores a touchdown against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Champaign, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman Illinois' Jarred Fayson (11) scores a touchdown against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Champaign, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase passed for two touchdowns and the Fighting Illini returned interceptions for two more Saturday in a 43-13 rout of Indiana.

 

Illinois (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) led 27-10 at the half and held on through a sloppy, mostly defensive second half.

Lineman Justin Staples forced a fumble in the second quarter that led to Scheelhaase's touchdown pass to Jarred Fayson. Minutes later, Staples hit on Hoosier quarterback Ben Chappell to force an interception that Patrick Nixon-Youman returned 68 yards for another and a 24-10 lead.

Jonathan Brown picked backup Hoosier quarterback Dusty Kiel late for a 75-yard touchdown.

Chappell finished 26-48 with 279 yards for Indiana (4-3, 0-3) but threw three interceptions.

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