Indiana vs. Illinois: Fighting Illini fall to Hoosiers, 31-17

Illinois was unable to record its first Big Ten victory against Indiana on Saturday.

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Illinois dropped at home by Indiana, 31-17

Indiana came away with its first Big Ten victory of the season with a 31-17 win against Illinois.


Hoosiers lead Illini after 3rd quarter, 24-17

The Indiana Hoosiers lead the Illinois Fighting Illini after three quarters on Saturday, 24-17

Indiana kicker Mitch Ewald connected on a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter to extend the Hoosiers lead to 10 points. Then, Illinois kicker Tayler Zalewski answered with a 20-yard field goal. At halftime, Indiana led by a touchdown after Stephen Houston reached the end zone for the third time on Saturday.

Illinois was up at one point in the first half before 17 unanswered points propelled the Hoosiers into the lead.

So far, Illinois is dominating the run game, while Indiana is having more success through the air, despite Cameron Coffman's first quarter interception. Nate Sudfield has stepped in at quarterback for the Hoosiers and completed nine of his 12 pass attempts for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Donovonn Young has run the ball strong for Illinois, netting 116 yards on 19 carries. Nathan Scheelhaase has completed 10-of-15 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.


Hoosiers lead Illini at halftime, 21-14

Illinois and Indiana traded scores in the first half of Saturday's game until Indiana pulled away with a 21-14 halftime lead. Hoosiers running back Stephen Houston has all three of Indiana's touchdown, and his 7-yard run gave Indiana the halftime advantage.

Nathan Scheelhaase rushed for a five yard touchdown that capped an eight-play, 55-yard drive to start the second quarter. It only took the Hoosiers six plays in two minutes to come back and score on the Illinois defense. Nate Sudfield hit Stephen Houston for a 10-yard touchdown and Houston's second trip to the end zone of the game.

The teams were tied, 7-7, after the first quarter. Scheelhaase found Eddie Viliunas for a short touchdown toss, and Houston ran for a two-yard score while the extra point evened the score. Back-to-back touchdowns in the second quarter put the Hoosiers up.

Illinois and Indiana are both 2-5 overall this season and still without a win in Big Ten action.


Illini, Hoosiers tied after 1st quarter

Illinois and Indiana are tied, 7-7, after the first quarter of Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium.

The Fighting Illini marched down the field on a nine-play, 73-yard touchdown drive that ended with a short pass from Nathan Scheelhaase to Eddie Viliunas, which gave Illinois the first lead of the game. Earlier in the drive, Scheelhaase connected with Darius Millines on passes of 28 and 15 yards to help put the Illini into the red zone. Scheelhaase also had a 14-yard run on that possession.

But the Hoosiers responded with an almost identical nine-play, 75-yard touchdown drive of their own. Indiana running back Stephen Houston rushed two yards for the score.

Indiana regained possession after an Illinois' punt, but quarterback Cameron Coffman threw an interception. The Illini, however, were unable to take advantage of the turnover and punted again.

Both teams, each with a 2-5 overall record, have struggled this season and are still looking for their first Big Ten victory of the year.


Illini, Hoosiers both looking for first B10 win

Illinois, Indiana both looking for first Big Ten win of the season Saturday.

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