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posted: 9/9/2012 1:17 AM

Illinois routed at ASU

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  • Arizona State quarterback Michael Eubank throws over Illinois linebacker Houston Bates during Saturday's first half in Tempe, Ariz.

      Arizona State quarterback Michael Eubank throws over Illinois linebacker Houston Bates during Saturday's first half in Tempe, Ariz.
    Associated Press

  • Illinois head coach Tim Beckman looks at the scoreboard during Saturday's first half in Tempe, Ariz.

      Illinois head coach Tim Beckman looks at the scoreboard during Saturday's first half in Tempe, Ariz.
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Taylor Kelly completed 18 of 24 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown, and Arizona State rolled past Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night to improve to 2-0 under new coach Todd Graham.

Kelly's backup, Michael Eubank, was 5 of 5 passing for 69 yards and two touchdowns and ran 7 yards for a score. Chris Coyle matched a school record for tight ends with 10 catches, totaling 131 yards and two scores. He caught six passes for 73 yards all of last season.

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Illinois (1-1) was without quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase because of an ankle injury, but the Illini's biggest problem was on defense, especially against the pass.

Illinois joined Nebraska (to UCLA) and Wisconsin (to Oregon State) as Big Ten teams to lose at Pac-12 schools on Saturday.

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