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No. 23 Illinois (minus 5 1/2) at Purdue

Illini get right back on track after first loss … ILLINOIS 27-17.

BONUS GAME

USC (plus 8 1/2) at Notre Dame

Yes, another measuring-stick game for Irish; this time for Trojans, too … NOTRE DAME 27-21.

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Last week’s record: 13-4 (straight); 10-7 (vs. spread).

Season record: 119-21 (straight); 69-47-1 (vs. spread).

Best bets: 5-2.

Upset specials (vs. spread): 4-3.

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