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Blueboys wallop Grinnell, match school record for wins in a season

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Michael Bates threw four touchdown passes to Brock Thompson and Illinois College matched the school record for wins in a season on Saturday with a 48-16 win over Grinnell College at England Stadium in Jacksonville.

Bates threw for 438 yards and Thompson caught 11 passes for 214 yards, while the Blueboy defense limited Grinnell to less than 300 yards of total offense in the victory.

"We are very excited about winning our eighth game of the season, but we've got one more goal -- to break the school record for wins in a season," said Illinois College head football coach Garrett Campbell. "If our kids prepare as well as they did this week, I like our chances."

Ryan Jefferson put Illinois College on the scoreboard first, with a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Bates followed with a 25-yard touchdown run, before hooking up with Thompson on scoring plays of 3, 80, 5 and 41 yards. Cecil Brimmage, who ran for a team-high 144 yards, added a 15-yard TD run between Bates' second and third touchdown passes to Thompson.

Illinois College racked up a season-high total of 655 yards of total offense, while the Blueboy defense held Grinnell to just 274 yards. The IC defense forced two Grinnell turnovers as Eric Fisher and Dylan DeFauw both tallied interceptions. DeFauw led the Blueboys with eight tackles. Fisher, DeFauw and Tim Denney had two passes broken up each. Anthony Odarczenko recorded a QB sack.

Illinois College improved to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in the Midwest Conference with the win. IC guaranteed itself a second-place finish in the MWC with the win. The Blueboys finish off the regular-season schedule with a home game against Beloit College at 1 p.m. in Jacksonville next Saturday.

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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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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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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Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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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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