Illinois stomps Southern Illinois, 35-3 - KMOV.com

Illinois stomps Southern Illinois, 35-3

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Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure (5) runs against Southern Illinois safety Mike McElroy, left, during the first half of the NCAA college football game in Champaign, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure (5) runs against Southern Illinois safety Mike McElroy, left, during the first half of the NCAA college football game in Champaign, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Mikel LeShoure ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and A.J. Jenkins had 114 receiving yards and a score Saturday night to lead Illinois past Southern Illinois 35-3.

The Illini (1-1) held the Salukis to a first-half field goal a week after Southern Illinois (1-1), of the FCS, defeated Quincy 70-7.

LeShoure scored on a 1-yard run with 2:50 to play in the first quarter to put Illinois ahead 14-0. He ran 8 yards for another score to make it 21-3.

Nathan Scheelhaase was 14 of 18 for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the Illini. The Salukis' Chris Dieker was 19 of 35 for 168 yards.

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