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O'Toole leads Illini by Charleston Southern, 44-0

2012-09-15T14:32:00Z 2012-09-15T20:57:26Z O'Toole leads Illini by Charleston Southern, 44-0The Associated Press The Associated Press
September 15, 2012 2:32 pm  • 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.  — Reilly O'Toole threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns and receiver Ryan Lankford had 97 yards and two scores to lead Illinois to a 44-0 win Saturday over Charleston Southern.

The Illini (2-1) were missing a handful of starters who were injured, including quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, who has missed two games with a sprained ankle. O'Toole got the start and connected with Lankford twice in the first quarter.

Illinois held Charleston Southern (0-2) to 125 yards of offense. It was the first game against a Big Ten team for the FCS Buccaneers.

Backup quarterback Briar Van Brunt led Charleston Southern's option offense with 10 carries for 52 rushing yards.

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