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Rice runs rampant as Rutgers blank Illinois

Rice runs rampant as Rutgers blank Illinois

Ray Rice had 22 carries for 100 yards and a score, and the Rutgers defense held Illinois to 118 total yards as the Scarlet Knights trounced the Fighting Illini 33-0 at Rutgers Stadium on Saturday.

Rutgers did enough to cover the 11-point spread at home, but the 33 points scored was UNDER the posted total of 52.

Mike Teel was 14-for-24 for 147 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and Clark Harris caught four balls for 47 yards and a score for the Scarlet Knights.

Tim Brasic and Juice Williams combined to go 6-for-20 for 62 yards and two picks, and Pierre Thomas Jr. was limited to 39 yards on eight carries.