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Illinois tops Baylor in Texas Bowl

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Houston » Mikel Leshoure ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns as Illinois earned its first bowl victory since 1999, beating Baylor 38-14 yesterday in the Texas Bowl.

The Illini spoiled the Bears’ first bowl appearance in 16 seasons. Both teams finished at 7-6.

Leshoure had a 5-yard TD run in the second quarter, a 13-yard score in the third quarter and another 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth period. The performance gave him the school single-season rushing record with 1,697 yards.

Baylor’s Robert Griffin III threw for 306 yards and a touchdown, but his two fumbles in the first half put the Bears behind.

TEXAS BOWL

ILLINOIS 38, BAYLOR 14

Illinois 6 10 8 14 38
Baylor 0 0 7 7 14

Ill–FG Dimke 38
Ill–FG Dimke 28
Ill–FG Dimke 43
Ill–LeShoure 5 run (Dimke kick)
Ill–LeShoure 13 run (LeShoure run)
Bay–Finley 4 run (A.Jones kick)
Bay–Wright 39 pass from R.Griffin (A.Jones kick)
Ill–LeShoure 5 run (Dimke kick)
Ill–Scheelhaase 55 run (Dimke kick)
A–68,211

RUSHING–Illinois, LeShoure 29-184, Ford 12-54, Scheelhaase 9-53. Baylor, Finley 12-63, R.Griffin 16-44, Reese 1-17.

PASSING–Illinois, Scheelhaase 18-23-0-242. Baylor, R.Griffin 30-41-0-306, Florence 1-1-0-7, Team 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING–Illinois, Jenkins 6-52, Fayson 4-31, Ford 3-29, LeShoure 2-21, Lankford 1-52, Millines 1-32, E.Wilson 1-25. Baylor, Wright 12-127, Gordon 6-50, B.Taylor 4-73, Reese 3-22, Sampson 2-3, T.Williams 1-12, Monk 1-10, Buerck 1-8, Casey 1-8.

 

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