Boxscore
Illinois 20, UCLA 14
Saturday, December 31, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Attendance - 29878

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
UCLA 0 7 0 7 14
Illinois 0 3 7 10 20

Recap


Cornerback Terry Hawthorne returned an interception for a touchdown, and Illinois turned in a strong defensive performance in a 20-14 win over UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Hawthorne jumped an out route late in the third quarter, picking off Kevin Prince and returned it 39 yards for a 10-7 Fighting Illini lead.

Illinois (7-6) extended the lead to 20-7 when A.J. Jenkins took a slant 60 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth. The Bruins (6-8) scored with 29 seconds left but Jenkins recovered their onside kick attempt.

UCLA amassed just 66 yards in the first half but led 7-3 on Prince’s 16-yard scoring pass to Taylor Embree.

Illinois, the first FBS team to end a season 0-6 after starting 6-0, got going after halftime behind the scrambling of quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase. He finished with 110 yards rushing and 130 passing.

Both teams were led by interim coaches on Saturday after both programs fired their head coaches after disappointing seasons.

Illinois won a bowl game in consecutive years for the first time in school history.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 10:02
UCLA   TD  Illinois 0 - UCLA 7
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Illinois   FG  Illinois 3 - UCLA 7
3rd Quarter - 0:43
Illinois   TD  Illinois 10 - UCLA 7
4th Quarter - 12:17
Illinois   FG  Illinois 13 - UCLA 7
4th Quarter - 5:36
Illinois   TD  Illinois 20 - UCLA 7
4th Quarter - 0:29
UCLA   TD  Illinois 20 - UCLA 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  UCLA Illinois
W/L 6 - 8 - 0 7 - 6 - 0
Conference 5 - 5 - 0 2 - 6 - 0

Team Stats

  UCLA Illinois
Score 14 20
First Downs 14 17
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-14
36%
7-for-18
39%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 219 326
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-18 43-178
Average/Rush 0.6 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 14-29 19-33
Passing Yards 201 148
Average/Pass Play 5.9 4.4
Penalties-Yards 3-15 6-51
Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 26:14 33:46

PLAYER STATS

UCLA (6 - 8)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Prince 14/29 201 2 1
Illinois (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Scheelhaase 18/30 139 1 1
D. Millines 1/1 9 0 0
R. O'Toole 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Coleman 9 39 4.3 0
J. Franklin 8 29 3.6 0
J. James 2 -6 -3.0 0
K. Prince 10 -31 -3.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
N. Scheelhaase 22 110 5.0 0
D. Young 12 45 3.8 0
A. Jenkins 1 16 16.0 0
T. Pollard 4 13 3.2 0
R. O'Toole 1 1 1.0 0
D. Millines 1 -2 -2.0 0
D. Dimke 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Smith 3 60 20.0 0
N. Rosario 3 55 18.3 1
J. Fauria 5 36 7.2 0
S. Evans 1 29 29.0 0
T. Embree 1 16 16.0 1
D. Coleman 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jenkins 6 80 13.3 1
R. Lankford 3 25 8.3 0
D. Millines 2 18 9.0 0
E. Viliunas 2 15 7.5 0
N. Scheelhaase 1 9 9.0 0
S. Harris 1 6 6.0 0
J. Davis 1 0 0.0 0
D. Young 2 -1 -0.5 0
T. Pollard 1 -4 -4.0 0
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