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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has been a strong second-half team so far this season, though the first halves have left the Illini in trouble.
Illinois (2-1) has trailed at the half of every game so far.
Texas State (1-1) comes to Champaign Saturday and might provide the antidote.
The Bobcats trailed Navy 28-0 midway through the first quarter last weekend. They have a strong quarterback in Tyler Jones and Texas State coach Dennis Franchione says protecting him will be the key to success.
If the Illini do struggle, quarterback Wes Lunt could get a chance for more late-game heroics. He's thrown for more than 300 fourth-quarter yards this season.
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