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Saturday, December 5, 2009
Illinois' Leshoure runs over Bulldogs

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

This has turned into running back showcase in Champaign, as Illinois' Mikel Leshoure and Fresno State's Ryan Mathews own the stage. We're tied at 45-45. Wow.

Leshoure is making a strong case for Illinois' starting running back spot in 2010. He has 184 yards and two touchdown on only 11 carries. Jason Ford certainly will be in the mix as well, but Leshoure looks like the complete package to me.

Fresno State refuses to go away, though, as a Mathews run set up another touchdown burst, this time by quarterback Ryan Colburn. Illinois' defense isn't showing up at all right now.