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|Illini Opener Saturday
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Illinois opens its football season today in St. Louis against arch-rival Missouri. The Tigers are a 12-point favorite against the Illini, who were 3-9 last season.
Northwestern opens its season on the road at Vanderbilt in the only meeting between Big Ten and Southeastern Conference schools all season.
Eastern Illinois visits ninth-ranked Iowa.
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