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Illini, Lunt survive Youngstown scare 28-17

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt (12) throws the ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Youngstown State, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — For almost three full quarters Saturday, Wes Lunt’s debut at Illinois was anything but what the quarterback wanted.

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Illini, Lunt look to get out of the gate fast

In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt drops back to throw a pass during football practice at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Lunt, a transfer from Oklahoma State, will start his first game for the Illini when they host Youngstown State on Aug. 30. (AP Photo/News-Gazette, John Dixon) MANDATORY CREDIT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — If Illinois is stressing anything before Saturday’s opener against Youngstown State, it is the need to start fast.

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