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Pie's Corner: Thinking that Missouri will beat Illinois, Think Again!!!

Tim PiekarzContributor IAugust 27, 2008

The game this weekend in St. Louis is bigger than most people think. I have been hearing a lot of talk saying that Mizzou is going to beat Illinois by 10 1/2 points or more. That is justified seeing how they have Chase Daniel is back this year and one of the country's best wide receivers in Jared Perry. But people are forgettingabout all the players that didnt leave Illinois last year. Like Juice Williams who passed for 1743yards in the 2007 season with a passer rating of 119.22. Also rushed for 755 yards averaging 4.3 yards a carry, one of the best mobile quarterbacks in the league. But obviously he cant do it all by himself and that's why Arrelious Benn will have to step up his game for this weekend. Only sophomore Benn has proved himself to be a real leader on this young Fighting Illiniteam. Last year caught 54 passes for a total of 676 yards, a team best. So before you put your money down on Mizzuo don't forget about this Illinois team. Remember just last year they were in the Rose Bowl and that aint to shabby even if they lost.

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