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Top 25 roundup: Miles Sanders leads lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Penn State running back Miles Sanders  finds a hole in the first quarter against Illinois during  Friday’s game  in Champaign, Ill. (Holly Hart / AP)
Penn State running back Miles Sanders finds a hole in the first quarter against Illinois during Friday’s game in Champaign, Ill. (Holly Hart / AP)
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Miles Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw for three TDs and ran for a personal-best 92 yards, and No. 10 Penn State scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 63-24 victory over Illinois on Friday night in Champaign, Illinois.

The Nittany Lions (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) broke this one open after getting all they could handle from a team showing signs of a turnaround in coach Lovie Smith’s third season.

(16) Central Florida 56, Florida Atlantic 36: McKenzie Milton ran for a career-best three TDs while throwing for three more, helping the Knights extend the nation’s longest winning streak with a rout of the Owls (2-2) in Orlando, Florida.

The junior completed 21 of 32 passes for 306 yards without an interception, and the Knights (3-0) won for the 16th straight time.

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