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Illinois’ defense struggles in loss to Purdue

Illinois’ defense struggles in loss to Purdue

By Sean Neumann

October 4, 2014

It should come at no surprise: The Illini’s defense was the problem in Saturday’s 38-27 loss to Purdue. Illinois’ rushing defense ranks last in the Big Ten and the Boilermakers exposed it from the first quarter on, rushing for 349 yards on the day. “It was aggravating,” Illinois coach Tim Bec...