Illinois: 69 Arkansas St: 21 Arkansas State stunned the Illini early and took a 14-0 lead but all that did was wake a sleeping giant. The Illini's top HB Jason Ford took his first 4 runs for 38 yards and then suffered an injury and would not return. Enter backup HB Troy Pollard. All he did was carry the ball 25 times for 201 yards and 3 tds and take a kickoff return to the house for another TD. Next up the Illini take on that filthy Ole Miss team.