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No. 24 Illinois Survives W. Michigan Scare, 23-20
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Troy Pollard carried the ball for a career-high 133 yards and No. 24 needed all three of Derek Dimke's field goals Saturday to survive Western Michigan, 23-20.

The Illini trailed at the half 13-10 and the game was tied 20-20 with less than nine minutes to play. Booing Illini fans recalled a 23-17 loss to the Broncos (2-2) the last time the teams met in 2008.

Pollard's 49-yard burst midway through the fourth quarter set up a 21-yard Dimke field goal that gave the Illini (4-0) the three-point lead they wouldn't give up.

Western Michigan quarterback Alex Carder was 30 of 48 with two touchdowns, 306 yards and one interception. His second-quarter scoring pass to Chleb Ravenell gave the Broncos their halftime lead.

Broncos receiver Jordan White caught 14 passes for 132 yards and a third-quarter touchdown that tied the game at 20.

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