Scores

Final

Hampton 9

(0-1, 0-1 away)

W Illinois 42

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 29, 2013

Hanson Field, Macomb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
HAMP 0 6 0 39
WIU 8 7 13 1442

Top Performers

Passing: J. Williamson (HAMP) - 113 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: N. Watson (WIU) - 27 CAR, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Chisholm (HAMP) - 3 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD

W. Illinois 42, Hampton 9

Associated Press

MACOMB, Ill. -- -- Dallas Nichols and Kevin Kintzel returned interceptions for touchdowns and Ryan Demming returned a Hampton fumble for a touchdown to spark Western Illinois to a 42-9 season-opening win Thursday night, the first win of the Bob Nielson Era in Macomb.

Kintzel, a junior linebacker, scored eight points for the Leathernecks of the Missouri Valley Conference, powering in for a first-quarter two-point conversion to go with his 12-yard interception return in the third quarter. He also forced the fumble that Demming returned 6 yards for the Leathernecks' second touchdown.

Nichols' third-quarter interception return covered 97 yards, the eighth-longest in school history.

Jaylian Williamson's 21-yard pass to Antwon Chisholm as Hampton, a FCS school, cut the Western Illinois lead to 8-6. A pass attempt for the two-point conversion was incomplete.

Nielson was hired as the 27th coach in Western Illinois history in December.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HAMP
WIU
1st Downs1318
Total Yards247262
Passing15996
Rushing88166
Penalties5-4010-81
3rd Down Conversions4-116-17
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers90
Possession29:2330:37

Passing Leaders

HamptonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williamson6/141138.112
Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Norvell14/24843.500

Rushing Leaders

HamptonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chisholm10373.7018
Brailsford6172.8013
Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Watson271084.0116
Baker14463.3012

Receiving Leaders

HamptonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chisholm35618.7126
Beard25326.5033
Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lenoir5295.8010
Salomon22713.5018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHAMPWIU
TD06:51Nikko Watson 1 Yd Run (Kevin Kintzel Run For Two-Point Conversion) 08
SECOND QUARTERHAMPWIU
TD08:27Antwon Chisholm 21 Yd Pass From Jaylian Williamson (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 68
TD04:45Ryan Demming 6 Yd Fumble Return (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 615
THIRD QUARTERHAMPWIU
TD12:41Dallas Nichols 97 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 621
TD06:56Kevin Kintzel 12 Yd Interception Return (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 628
FOURTH QUARTERHAMPWIU
TD14:22T Norvell 1 Yd Run (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 635
TD11:15Kareem Adewole 12 Yd Pass From Hayden Northern (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 642
FG03:53Adam Brown 40 Yd 942