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Illinois keeps Rolling after Shutting out and down Indiana

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by Will Clinton, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Will Clinton

    Will Clinton Walk On

    Jul 12, 2012
    In what was absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been watching football this season, Illinois completely shut down the offense of Indiana while their own
    offense dominated from the get go.

    The 1st and 3rd qtrs were quiet overall with the only scoring in either 7 minute stanza being a 41 yd FG from K Todd Zalewski in the 1st.

    After watching RB Donovonn Young go down in the 1st qtr with a sprained knee, RS FR RB Josh Ferguson made his case for getting some playing time as he put up 140 yds and 2 TD's on 17 carries. 74 of that came as the Fighting Illini were trying to run out the clock and he got loose around the corner and took one to the house.

    QB Nathan Scheelhaase kept plodding right along on his All American pace by throwing for 283 yards with 3 TD's and 2 Int's. He is on pace to completely blow away the single season yardage and TD records at Illinois by the 11th game of the season. He has truly been a bright spot for the team. Along with Jr WR Ryan Lankford, who caught 5 passes for 140 yds and a TD, they have proved to be a formidable duo.

    The Illini defense did their job today without question by holding the Hoosiers to 259 yds on the day and 25% 3rd and 4th down conversions.

    Afterwards we spoke with Coach Clinton

    "We played decent today. I really thought Nathan was a little off. 64% is a good completion rate, but 2 int's are unacceptable. Even when you are on pace to set new records as a Sophomore, there are still things to work on and improve on. We have a tough stretch coming up with games against Ohio St and Purdue coming up in the next 3 weeks. We have a chance to take the B1G Leaders spot in the B1G championship game if we stay focused and play the way we have been over the past 8 games. These next 4 games will determine how good to great of a season this will end up being."

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