Illinois 44, Charleston Southern 0

Date - Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 45369

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charleston Southern 0 0 0 0 0
Illinois 13 7 17 7 44

Recap


Illinois 44, Charleston Southern 0: Backup quarterback Reilly O'Toole surpassed his career totals with five touchdown passes and 333 yards as the host Fighting Illini handed the Buccaneers their 15th straight loss.

O'Toole, starting in place of the injured Nathan Scheelhaase for the second straight week, was 26-of-31 -  a school-record .839 completion percentage - with an interception. The sophomore was 52-of-84 passing for 331 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions entering the game.

O'Toole threw a pair of 4-yard touchdown passes to Ryan Lankford in the first quarter and freshman Dami Ayoola scored his first career TD when he broke loose up the middle for 28 yards on a fourth-and-1 run with 2:06 left until halftime as Illinois (2-1) enjoyed a 20-0 lead at intermission.

Charleston Southern (0-3), which has lost 21 of its last 22 games and has been outscored 124-24 this season, finished with 125 total yards, including 30 in the second half. Quarterbacks Briar Van Brunt, Derek Hatcher and Malcolm Dixon combined to complete only 5 of 17 passes for 29 yards.

Freshman linebacker Mason Monheim set up Illinois' first touchdown when he intercepted Hatcher's pass and returned it 20 yards to the Charleston Southern 7. On third-and-goal, O'Toole connected with Lankford to put Illinois on the board 4:32 into the game. Lankford matched his career touchdown total with 3:43 remaining in the opening period.

O'Toole broke the game open with touchdown passes of 24 and 20 yards to Spencer Harris and Jon Davis in the third quarter, and a 23-yard swing pass to Donovonn Young in the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Scheelhaase (sprained left ankle) was injured during the third quarter of Illinois' 24-7 victory over Western Michigan and missed the Fighting Illini's 45-14 loss at Arizona State. ... Illinois improved to 12-0 against FCS opponents, with an average margin of victory of nearly 29 points. ... Freshman Taylor Zalewski kicked his first career field goal on his first try - a 47-yarder in the third quarter to make it 30-0. ... The last Illinois quarterback to throw five touchdown passes was Juice Williams in a 52-42 loss at Missouri in the 2008 opener.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:28
Illinois   TD  Illinois 6 - Charleston Southern 0
1st Quarter - 3:43
Illinois   TD  Illinois 13 - Charleston Southern 0
2nd Quarter - 2:06
Illinois   TD  Illinois 20 - Charleston Southern 0
3rd Quarter - 11:04
Illinois   TD  Illinois 27 - Charleston Southern 0
3rd Quarter - 5:59
Illinois   FG  Illinois 30 - Charleston Southern 0
3rd Quarter - 2:50
Illinois   TD  Illinois 37 - Charleston Southern 0
4th Quarter - 12:30
Illinois   TD  Illinois 44 - Charleston Southern 0
TEAMS

Team Records

  Charleston Southern Illinois
W/L 0 - 3 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Charleston Southern Illinois
Score 0 44
First Downs 6 19
3rd Down Efficiency 0-for-13
0%
5-for-13
38%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 125 479
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-96 30-114
Average/Rush 3.1 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 5-17 30-37
Passing Yards 29 365
Average/Pass Play 1.6 9.4
Penalties-Yards 10-57 6-65
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 29:28 30:32

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Van Brunt 1/3 15 0 0
D. Hatcher 4/11 14 0 1
M. Dixon 0/3 0 0 0
Illinois (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. O'Toole 26/31 333 5 1
M. Osei 4/6 32 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Van Brunt 10 52 5.2 0
Z. Frazier 2 15 7.5 0
G. Johnson 6 12 2.0 0
M. Davis 3 11 3.7 0
M. Cirino 4 8 2.0 0
M. Dixon 4 3 0.8 0
D. Hatcher 1 -2 -2.0 0
C. Jones 1 -3 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Ayoola 8 55 6.9 1
R. O'Toole 9 22 2.4 0
D. Young 7 14 2.0 0
R. Lankford 2 11 5.5 0
Z. Becker 1 7 7.0 0
M. Osei 2 5 2.5 0
J. Davis 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
N. Perera 1 15 15.0 0
C. Jones 2 14 7.0 0
G. Johnson 2 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Hardee 5 99 19.8 0
R. Lankford 7 97 13.9 2
F. Rock 4 46 11.5 0
S. Harris 2 32 16.0 1
D. Young 3 29 9.7 1
J. Davis 3 26 8.7 1
Z. Becker 1 13 13.0 0
K. Knight 1 13 13.0 0
D. Ayoola 3 7 2.3 0
D. Millines 1 3 3.0 0