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Snap Reactions: Teams bounce back early

Nebraska Cornhuskers defender P.J. Smith (13) celebrates his pass interception with Will Compton (51) during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Memorial Stadium in the first half. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Charleston Southern at Illinois - Football Highlights

BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart is monitoring every game today and he gives his quick reactions to the early games in the Big Ten. Find every video highlight over here. The early results: Illinois 44, Charleston Southern 0, Minnesota 28, W. Michigan 23, Nebraska 42, Arkansas State 13, Ohio State 35, California 28, Purdue 54, E. Michigan 16.

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O'Toole, Illini roll to 44-0 victory

Illinois Fighting Illini cheer during a game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Woloszyn-US PRESSWIRE
9/15/2012 10:02:30 AM

Charleston Southern at Illinois - Football Highlights

Reilly O’Toole threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns and receiver Ryan Lankfordhad 97 yards and two scores to lead Illinois to a 44-0 win Saturday over Charleston Southern. The Illini (2-1) were missing a handful of starters who were injured, including quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, who has missed two games with a sprained ankle. O’Toole got the start and connected with Lankford twice in the first quarter.

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3rd Quarter Recap: Illinois 37, C. Southern 0

Illinois Fighting Illini defensive linemen Michael Buchanan (99) and Glenn Foster (91) tackle Charleston Southern Buccaneers quarterback Brian Van Brunt (13) at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Woloszyn-US PRESSWIRE

Spencer Harris 24 Yard TD Catch

Four long plays, including Reilly O’Toole’s 48-yard pass, helped spur Illinois’ offense to 17 points and the Fighting Illini now lead 37-0. Illinois’ defense shut down Charleston Southern, allowing only four yards of offense in the quarter. The Fighting Illini made their lead 27-0 when O’Toole and Spencer Harris combined for a 24-yard touchdown on the last play of a four-play, 83-yard drive. Illinois’ drive was keyed by.

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2nd Quarter Recap: Illinois 20, C. Southern 0

Illinois Fighting Illini running back Dami Ayoola (22) runs the ball against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Woloszyn-USPRESSWIRE

Dami Ayoola Spins, Takes It In for Six

Illinois’ secondary stifled the passing game, allowing just eight yards through the air to Charleston Southern in the second quarter and the Fighting Illini now lead 20-0. Illinois made its lead 20-0 when Dami Ayoola turned a handoff into a 28-yard touchdown on the last play of a seven-play, 57-yard drive.

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Week 3 Previews: Spartans-Irish headline slate

Mark Dantonio

Mark Dantonio Joins "#BTNLive"

Every week, I rank the Big Ten’s slate of games. Where does your team’s Week 3 game fall on my list? Find out in this post. Remember, on gameday, BTN.com editors provide Rapid Recaps with quarterly updates from every game. And at the end of each game, I post my Saturday Snap Reactions.

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Revsine's Numbers: Stats weren't too pretty

Wow. Last week didn’t go so well. It was a not a pretty scene, as we sat, mouths agape, in the BTN green room and watched the Big Ten Conference suffer through a difficult Saturday. And that wasn’t just because Gerry DiNardo was drooling. Sorry, too easy. Not true. Though he did pull out his ubiquitous hankie a few times.

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Dienhart: 12 Big Ten questions for Week 3

Troy Stoudermire

Denard Robinson's 1st Rushing Touchdown

Another Saturday looms. And, I still have questions. For example, can the Iowa offense finally get started? Here are my most pressing queries for each Big Ten team entering Week 3. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag.

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Week 3: We predict all 12 Big Ten games

Michael Buchanan

MarQueis Gray: 75 Yard TD on the Keeper

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After two weeks, it’s Tom and BTN.com fans on top, at 19-5, while Brent is in the cellar, at 17-7. See our Week 3 predictions and choose your winners in this post.

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