Boxscore
Illinois 28, Northern Illinois 22
Saturday, September 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 50569

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Illinois 12 0 0 10 22
Illinois 7 11 0 10 28

Recap

Mikel LeShoure ran for 179 yards and put the game away with a late touchdown as Illinois beat Northern Illinois 28-22 on Saturday.
 
Northern Illinois cut the deficit to 21-19 with 6:13 left on Jasmin Hopkins' 20-yard halfback pass to Landon Cox.

But Illinois (2-1) ended any hopes for an upset bid when LeShoure, who had 24 carries, ran 29 yards for a touchdown with 1:51 left. The Huskies' Michael Cklamovski kicked a 48-yard field goal with 24 seconds to play, but Illinois recovered the onside kick to seal the win.
 
Illinois gained 319 yards on the ground to win its second straight. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase ran for116 yards on 16 carries and hit 8-of-16 passes for 69 yards
 
Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish had a solid day for the Huskies (1-2). He completed 19-of-25 passes for 205 yards and ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
 
 Derek Dimke added two field goals for the Fighting Illini.
 
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:11
Illinois   TD  Illinois 7 - Northern Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 7:03
Northern Illinois   TD  Illinois 7 - Northern Illinois 6
1st Quarter - 3:55
Northern Illinois   TD  Illinois 7 - Northern Illinois 12
2nd Quarter - 14:25
Illinois   FG  Illinois 10 - Northern Illinois 12
2nd Quarter - 1:58
Illinois   TD  Illinois 18 - Northern Illinois 12
4th Quarter - 7:07
Illinois   FG  Illinois 21 - Northern Illinois 12
4th Quarter - 6:00
Northern Illinois   TD  Illinois 21 - Northern Illinois 19
4th Quarter - 1:43
Illinois   TD  Illinois 28 - Northern Illinois 19
4th Quarter - 0:19
Northern Illinois   FG  Illinois 28 - Northern Illinois 22
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Illinois Illinois
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Illinois Illinois
Score 22 28
First Downs 19 22
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-12
50%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 390 390
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-163 48-320
Average/Rush 4.9 6.7
Passing
Comp-Att 20-26 8-16
Passing Yards 227 70
Average/Pass Play 8.1 3.9
Penalties-Yards 3-30 8-85
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 28:50 31:10

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Harnish 19/25 208 0 0
J. Hopkins 1/1 19 1 0
Illinois (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Scheelhaase 8/16 70 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Harnish 11 117 10.6 1
J. Hopkins 6 28 4.7 0
C. Spann 13 15 1.2 1
C. Bell 1 2 2.0 0
R. Crider 2 1 0.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. LeShoure 24 180 7.5 1
N. Scheelhaase 16 115 7.2 1
J. Ford 7 24 3.4 1
T. Pollard 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Cox 6 74 12.3 1
J. Marks 5 55 11.0 0
M. Moore 5 45 9.0 0
N. Palmer 1 42 42.0 0
C. Spann 1 11 11.0 0
P. Ashford 1 4 4.0 0
J. Hopkins 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jenkins 4 43 10.8 0
J. Ford 1 11 11.0 0
J. Fayson 2 10 5.0 0
M. LeShoure 1 6 6.0 0
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