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W. Illinois 51, Cal Poly-SLO 10

October 27, 1996

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) _ Brian Knuckles rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns Saturday in leading Western Illinois to a 51-10 rout of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.

The Leathernecks (7-1) took a 20-0 lead and were up 20-3 at halftime after a 54-yard field goal by Keith Jones for the Mustangs (3-5).

Knuckles, who had 35 carries, ran for TDs of 2, 2, 2 and 61 yards as he set a school record with 1,161 yards on the ground this season.

Cal Poly-SLO scored their only TD on an 8-yard run by Troy Henry with 5:09 left to cut the defiti to 44-10.

Western Illinois quarterback Jeff Hecklinski completed 13 of 25 pases for 240 yards and an 84-yard TD hookup with Jon Moffett.

The 579 total yards was most offense generated this season by the Leathernecks.

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