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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVID MERCER Associated Press Anyone listening to coach Tim Beckman before the season knew the Illinois defense might have some problems with the pass. On Saturday, the quarterback behind what is probably the most beatable team on Illinois' schedule highlighted just how big that problem might be. Southern Illinois, led by quarterback Kory Faulkner, piled up 341 passing yards on the Illini (1-0) - 307 of them in the second half - before losing 42-34. That after Illinois led 25-7 at the half. ''I was happy, real happy with the way we played the first half,'' Beckman said. ''The second half is a whole other question.'' Next on Illinois' schedule is Cincinnati (1-0) at home on Saturday. The Bearcats, who had 222 yards on the ground and 202 more in the air in a 42-7 win over Purdue last Saturday, could be a significantly bigger challenge. SIU didn't hurt Illinois on the ground, with just 66 yards. But the Salukis didn't have to. SIU's passing yards and Fau...
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