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Blueboys top St. Norbert in homecoming football game

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Michael Bates threw for 347 and five touchdowns and Illinois College scored a 48-34 homecoming win over St. Norbert College on Saturday at England Stadium in Jacksonville.

Bates and the Blueboys built a 21-0 lead only to watch it slip away by halftime, but used a big second half to put the Knights away. IC scored 20 unanswered points in the third quarter to rebuild its lead. The Blueboy defense helped finish off St. Norbert, intercepting QB Mike Fabrizio three times and sacking him four times.

"I'm excited for the kids and the entire Illinois College community," Illinois College football coach Garrett Campbell said. "This was a hard-fought game and I'm glad so many alumni came home to see it."

Bates threw a pair of touchdown passes to Kevin Fuller and one each to Brock Thompson, Kevin Wallace and Matt Williamson. Cecil Brimmage ran for 125 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown scamper, Bates added 64 more yards on the ground and Thompson found the end zone on a 10-yard reverse run play.

Carter Cox made a team-high 13 tackles for IC. Jake DeFauw had 10 tackles. Dylan DeFauw made two interceptions and forced a fumble. Devin Gay, Willie Barefield, Zack Meyer and Cox recorded quarterback sacks. Meyer also forced a fumble. Cox blocked a punt. Eric Fisher made his fourth interception of the season.

Illinois College improved to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in Midwest Conference play. The Blueboys travel to Knox College next Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
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12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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