Illini beat Indiana

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By Jason Grodsky

Bloomington, Ind. – Illinois finally snapped its nation leading longest losing streak in conference openers.

After 13 straight losses in Big Ten season openers, the Illinois football team finally put a notch in the win column on Saturday.

Illini junior running back Rashard Mendenhall rushed for a career high 214 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries as Illinois defeated Indiana 27-7 for its second road victory in a row and more importantly its first win in a Big Ten season opener in 14 years.

Sophomore quarterback Juice Williams threw for two touchdowns in the game, finding Mendenhall and sophomore tight end Michael Hoomanawanui for scores in the second quarter.

Indiana out gained Illinois in total yardage with 397 yards of offense, but the Illini forced four turnovers, including a game sealing interception by sophomore defensive back Vontae Davis with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter.

For the full story check out Monday’s edition of The Daily Illini.