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Illini stay perfect with another blowout win against Western Illinois

For all of the controversy surrounding the University of Illinois football team to start the season, the players haven’t been fazed.

For the second week in a row, the Illini won in blowout fashion. Saturday, they beat Western Illinois 44-0.

From the very start of the game, Illinois was in charge. Quarterback Wes Lunt killed the Leathernecks through the air.

Lunt finished with 353-yards and a touchdown. His backup, Chayce Crouch, threw a touchdown as well.

Just as it was in their first game against Kent State, the Illinois defense was dominant. Western Illinois had less than 150 total yards. A pair of Western Illinois quarterbacks could only muster 43-yards and a pair of interceptions.

Taylor Barton comes up with his 2nd pick of the day for @IlliniFootball to kill the Western Illinois drive. http://t.co/kZYfVJwDwU

— Illinois on BTN (@IllinoisOnBTN) September 12, 2015

Outside of a Sept. 26 game against Middle Tennessee State, the Illini will have a big jump up in quality of opponent.

Next week, Illinois goes on the road for the first time this season against North Carolina.