CHARLESTON, Ill. -- James Robinson rushed for 89 yards with a pair of touchdowns and Illinois State took care of longtime in-state rival Eastern Illinois 44-13 on Saturday in the 106th Mid-America Classic.
Robinson had a 22-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 1-yard plunge in the second as the Redbirds (2-0) built a 27-6 lead at intermission. Markel Smith added a 57-yard scoring run with just under six minutes before halftime.
Eastern Illinois (1-2) used a 14-play, 80-yard drive, culminated in Scotty Gilkey Jr.'s 3-yard touchdown run, to trim its deficit to 27-13. But ISU responded with Jake Kolbe's 80-yard touchdown pass to Robert Gillum to re-establish a three-touchdown advantage.
Illinois State has won 11 of the last 16 games in the series.
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Anthony Russo connects with Randle Jones on a 41-yard gain and later tucks it and runs for a 1-yard touchdown and a Temple lead.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Thursday that wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers has decided to transfer. He's the fourth player to leave the program and the second this week.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a three-yard touchdown to even the score at 7-7.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback, saying Thursday that junior Ian Book and senior Brandon Wimbush would both play Saturday against Wake Forest but declining to say who will start.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper has his pass intercepted by Temple's Ty Mason who returns it 36 yards for a touchdown.
Maryland's board of regents will announce Friday the findings of an investigation into the death of Terrapins offensive lineman Jordan McNair. However, it has not told McNair's parents about the status of the report.
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