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Hawkeyes soar past Fighting Illini

Drew Tate threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Iowa Hawkeyes to a 35-7 victory against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.

The Hawkeyes were listed as 21-point favorites and made good on covering the spread. The game’s combined score fell UNDER the posted total (52).Ed Hinkel rushed for a touchdown and caught a TD and Scott Chandler had a touchdown reception in the win. Damian Simms rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown, while Marcus Schnoor added a TD on the ground for the Hawkeyes. Tim Brasic completed 32-of-44 passes for 232 yards and threw a touchdown pass to E.B. Halsey in the loss for Illinois.