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|Juice Williams Looks for Winning Exit at Illinois
|CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- One and perhaps two of the best athletes to ever wear Illini orange and blue at Memorial Stadium will play their last college games Saturday.
The end will be bitter and, Illinois hopes, at least a little sweet for senior quarterback Juice Williams. Junior receiver Arrelious Benn is expected to leave after Saturday's game against Fresno State, too. Experts say Benn is likely to be a relatively high pick in the NFL draft even after an off year.
Benn's disappointing 39 catches and 429 yards are only part of what's ailed Illinois (3-8, 2-6 Big Ten) in a second consecutive losing season.
Williams was for a time benched because of poor performances.
He and Benn both say they hope for big games Saturday against the Bulldogs (7-4, 6-2 WAC).
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