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Illinois Football: Blue Team Wins 13-12 in 2012 Spring Game

Fans got their first look at the 2012 Illini in Saturday's afternoon exhibition game.

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Illini Spring Game Recap: Blue Team Wins With Game From RB Josh Ferguson

The Illinois Fighting Illini staged their annual Orange and Blue Spring Game on Saturday afternoon. The yearly exhibition game gives Illini fans their first look at the 2012 Illinois football team, which will begin its regular season on September 1 against the Western Michigan Broncos.

In Saturday's spring game, several Illini stood out -- including freshman RB Josh Ferguson who managed to rush for 150 yards for an average of 7.5 yards per carry. Rushing for 139 more yards than the next best running back, Ferguson also caught a game-leading 6 passes for 30 yards.

QB Reilly O'Toole and QB Osei Miles added over a 100 passing yards each with O'Toole tossing a touchdown pass to DB/WR Terry Hawthorne.

Here are some highlights of the game, courtesy of the Illini homepage:

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of Illini football, head over to Illinois blog Hail to the Orange. And for more news and notes from around college football, check out SB Nation's NCAA football news hub.

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Illinois Football: 2012 Spring Game Set For Saturday Afternoon

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