Louisiana Tech 52, Illinois 24

Date - Saturday, September 22, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 46539

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisiana Tech 21 0 24 7 52
Illinois 7 10 0 7 24

Recap


Louisiana Tech 54, Illinois 24:
Quarterback Colby Cameron passed for 284 yards and four touchdowns as Louisiana Tech’s up-tempo offense was too much for the host Fighting Illini.

Quinton Patton caught six passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-0), who scored 56 points in each of their first two games this season and amassed more then 600 yards in each victory. They totaled 402 yards against the Illini.

Illinois (2-2) junior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase returned after missing the last two games with a sprained ankle but was removed after fumbling with 4:37 remaining in the opening quarter, his second turnover of the game. He was replaced by sophomore Reilly O’Toole, who completed 19 of 25 passes for 120 yards and had a rushing touchdown.

Scheelhaase helped produce the game’s first touchdown when he hit Ryan Lankford on an 18-yard scoring pass with 8:30 left in the first quarter. Louisiana Tech scored on its next three possessions and Illinois did little offensively the rest of the way. The Bulldogs scored 31 answered points after the break to run away with the win.

Louisiana Tech came in last in the nation in yards allowed at an average of 585 but permitted only 324 to Illinois.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Illinois running back Josh Ferguson returned after missing last week’s victory against Charleston Southern with a concussion. He carried the ball seven times for 27 yards and caught a team-high 10 passes for 84 yards. … Donovonn Young was the leading rusher for the Fighting Illini, carrying the ball 19 times for 78 yards and a touchdown. … Louisiana Tech attempted its first field goal of the season late in the third quarter, a successful 32-yarder by Matt Nelson.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:30
Illinois   TD  Illinois 7 - Louisiana Tech 0
1st Quarter - 5:58
Louisiana Tech   TD  Illinois 7 - Louisiana Tech 7
1st Quarter - 4:37
Louisiana Tech   TD  Illinois 7 - Louisiana Tech 14
1st Quarter - 0:19
Louisiana Tech   TD  Illinois 7 - Louisiana Tech 21
2nd Quarter - 12:14
Illinois   FG  Illinois 10 - Louisiana Tech 21
2nd Quarter - 4:01
Illinois   TD  Illinois 17 - Louisiana Tech 21
3rd Quarter - 14:15
Louisiana Tech   TD  Illinois 17 - Louisiana Tech 28
3rd Quarter - 9:26
Louisiana Tech   TD  Illinois 17 - Louisiana Tech 35
3rd Quarter - 4:27
Louisiana Tech   TD  Illinois 17 - Louisiana Tech 42
3rd Quarter - 1:42
Louisiana Tech   FG  Illinois 17 - Louisiana Tech 45
4th Quarter - 10:39
Louisiana Tech   TD  Illinois 17 - Louisiana Tech 52
4th Quarter - 5:20
Illinois   TD  Illinois 24 - Louisiana Tech 52
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisiana Tech Illinois
W/L 3 - 0 - 0 2 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisiana Tech Illinois
Score 52 24
First Downs 17 20
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-11
27%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 403 324
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-119 41-119
Average/Rush 3.2 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 15-22 27-37
Passing Yards 284 205
Average/Pass Play 11.8 4.9
Penalties-Yards 5-39 4-35
Fumbles-Lost 5-3 4-5
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 23:41 36:19

PLAYER STATS

Louisiana Tech (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cameron 15/22 284 4 0
Illinois (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. O'Toole 19/25 120 0 0
N. Scheelhaase 8/11 85 1 1
M. Osei 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. King 11 53 4.8 2
K. Dixon 11 41 3.7 0
H. Lee 3 19 6.3 0
B. Davis 4 16 4.0 0
R. Holley 3 5 1.7 0
C. Cameron 5 -15 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Young 19 78 4.1 1
R. O'Toole 12 31 2.6 1
J. Ferguson 7 27 3.9 0
D. Ayoola 1 0 0.0 0
N. Scheelhaase 2 -17 -8.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Patton 6 164 27.3 2
M. White 3 53 17.7 1
D. Banks 2 29 14.5 1
R. Casey 1 15 15.0 0
H. Lee 1 11 11.0 0
R. Holley 1 9 9.0 0
T. King 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Ferguson 10 84 8.4 0
R. Lankford 5 51 10.2 1
D. Young 4 30 7.5 0
S. Harris 2 29 14.5 0
J. Hardee 2 10 5.0 0
J. Davis 1 5 5.0 0
D. Ayoola 3 -4 -1.3 0