Illini stay perfect with another blowout win against Western Illinois

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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.

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