Big-Game Hunting: Illini take another crack at USF in Soldier Field rematch

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As the Bulls’ offense rolled up massive totals of 680 yards and 38 first downs, Roundtree, a defensive end from the Tampa area ‘ As we get ready for the USF at Illinois rematch Saturday ‘

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How was Bobby Roundtree supposed to feel? He was one of 10 true freshmen ‘ five on each side of the ball ‘ who started for Illinois in a hopeless 47-23 defeat last September at South Florida. He was dehydrated on the field and required an IV at halftime.

As the Bulls’ offense rolled up massive totals of 680 yards and 38 first downs, Roundtree, a defensive end from the Tampa area, tried not to think of the 40 or so family members and friends in the stands at Raymond James Stadium.

‘It was tough,’ he said. ‘That was my third college game. I was burned out, tired.’

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  • Author: Steve Greenberg
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