Boxscore
Illinois 41, Indiana 20
Saturday, October 8, 2011 2:30 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 41665

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Illinois 14 13 7 7 41
Indiana 10 3 0 7 20

Recap


Nathan Scheelhaase erupted for 306 total yards of offense and threw his hat in the Heisman ring, pacing Illinois to a 41-20 thumping of Indiana at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

The 16th-ranked Fighting Illini remain undefeated (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) and improved to 45-22-2 all-time versus the Hoosiers (1-5, 0-2 Big Ten), including a 15-13-1 record in Bloomington. The last time Illinois was 6-0 was 1951, when it last won the national championship.

Scheelhaase kept the IU defense guessing all game, connecting on three touchdowns passes while adding 95 yards and a score on the ground. For the day, Illinois rushed for 314 yards, getting 50-plus rushing yards from four different players.

The Hoosiers opened the game with a bang, getting a 99-yard kickoff return touchdown from Shane Wynn. Indiana had the early momentum, until Illinois’ Whitney Mercilus sacked  quarterback Dusty Kiel and forced a fumble that was scooped up a taken 66 yards for a touchdown by Tavon Wilson.

Kiel, who started ahead of injured Edward Wright-Baker, was replaced by third-stringer Tre Roberson in the second half. The two combined for 217 yards passing. Roberson scored his first career touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Illinois receiver A.J. Jenkins caught six balls for 186 yards, including two scores of 67 and 77 yards in the first half.

Illinois picked up two fumbles and grabbed one interception and now has forced at least one turnover in 21 straight games going back to Nov 14, 2009.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:48
Indiana   TD  Indiana 7 - Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 5:55
Indiana   FG  Indiana 10 - Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 4:22
Illinois   TD  Indiana 10 - Illinois 7
1st Quarter - 1:34
Illinois   TD  Indiana 10 - Illinois 14
2nd Quarter - 10:49
Indiana   FG  Indiana 13 - Illinois 14
2nd Quarter - 7:18
Illinois   TD  Indiana 13 - Illinois 20
2nd Quarter - 2:04
Illinois   TD  Indiana 13 - Illinois 27
3rd Quarter - 4:57
Illinois   TD  Indiana 13 - Illinois 34
4th Quarter - 5:29
Indiana   TD  Indiana 20 - Illinois 34
4th Quarter - 1:20
Illinois   TD  Indiana 20 - Illinois 41
TEAMS

Team Records

  Illinois Indiana
W/L 6 - 0 - 0 1 - 5 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Illinois Indiana
Score 41 20
First Downs 23 20
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-13
46%
5-for-18
28%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 518 302
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 55-308 42-83
Average/Rush 5.6 2.0
Passing
Comp-Att 12-22 17-36
Passing Yards 210 219
Average/Pass Play 8.4 5.3
Penalties-Yards 3-24 1-5
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 32:25 27:35

PLAYER STATS

Illinois (6 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Scheelhaase 12/22 210 3 0
Indiana (1 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Roberson 11/17 148 0 1
D. Kiel 6/19 71 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Pollard 9 92 10.2 0
N. Scheelhaase 18 88 4.9 1
D. Young 12 73 6.1 0
J. Ford 16 55 3.4 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Houston 14 68 4.9 0
T. Roberson 14 36 2.6 1
M. Perez 4 12 3.0 0
D. Kiel 9 -19 -2.1 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jenkins 6 182 30.3 2
S. Harris 3 22 7.3 0
F. Sykes 1 4 4.0 0
J. Davis 1 3 3.0 1
D. Young 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Houston 3 70 23.3 0
T. Bolser 3 54 18.0 0
K. Hughes 1 27 27.0 0
D. Muhammad 2 16 8.0 0
D. Belcher 3 15 5.0 0
D. Wilson 3 15 5.0 0
D. Roberts 1 14 14.0 0
S. Wynn 1 8 8.0 0
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