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Northwestern beats Illinois

Mike Kafka threw for one touchdown and rushed in another as the Northwestern Wildcats upset the Illinois Fighting Illini 21-16 on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats covered the 6.5-point spread, while the final score played UNDER the day's posted total of 50.

Kafka threw for 306 yards on 23-of-37 attempts and rushed for 10 yards.

Jacob Charest threw for 146 yards, one TD and two interceptions for Illinois.