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.