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|Illini Seekikng first Win Against ISU After Blowout Loss to Mizzou
|CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A week into the football season and Illinois coach Ron Zook is under pressure.
Coming off a 5-7 disappointment last year, Zook's Illini opened with a 37-9 loss to Missouri.
And after Saturday's home opener against Illinois State, Illinois faces Ohio State and Penn State.
Zook is vowing to make changes.
He'll welcome top receiver Arrelious Benn back from injury. Two other receivers, Chris Duvalt and A.J. Jenkins, have lost their starting jobs.
Zook says Illinois will also shuffle its secondary. The Illini gave up 319 passing yards and three touchdowns to Missouri.
Illinois State coach Brock Spack has his own troubles. His 0-1 Redbirds will start redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Brown Saturday after losing Drew Kiel to injury.
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