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Final

Cincinnati 17

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Illinois 45

(2-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN2

12:00 PM ET, September 7, 2013

Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL), Champaign, IL

1 2 3 4 T
CIN 0 7 10 017
ILL 7 14 7 1745

Top Performers

Passing: N. Scheelhaase (ILL) - 312 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: D. Young (ILL) - 14 CAR, 64 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Barr (ILL) - 5 REC, 72 YDS, 1 TD

Nathan Scheelhaase throws 4 TDs as Illinois routs Cincinnati

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Nathan Scheelhaase passed for 312 yards and four touchdowns to lead Illinois to a surprise 45-17 win Saturday over Cincinnati.

The Illini (2-0) went up 21-0 in the second quarter and survived a Bearcat rally to stay undefeated.

For the Bearcats (1-1) the loss was made worse by quarterback Munchie Legaux's injury. He left in the fourth quarter on a cart with what appeared to be a serious leg injury. Details were not immediately available.

Scheelhaase threw to 11 different receivers. The biggest catch was Steve Hull's 22-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. It capped a 99-yard drive and put Illinois up 28-10.

That drive was set up by Legaux's fumble on a fourth-down play at the Illinois goal line. It was first ruled a touchdown but a review revealed Legaux fumbled after a hard hit by Earnest Thomas.

Legaux was 17-31 for 237 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIN
ILL
1st Downs2427
Total Yards456522
Passing308312
Rushing148210
Penalties7-485-24
3rd Down Conversions3-139-15
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers10
Possession23:3236:28

Passing Leaders

CincinnatiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Legaux17/312377.611
IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Scheelhaase26/373128.440

Rushing Leaders

CincinnatiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Legaux11524.7021
Abernathy12473.9117
IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young14644.6117
Ferguson9475.2022

Receiving Leaders

CincinnatiRECYDSAVGTDLG
McClung69415.7026
Washington58316.6025
IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barr57214.4126
Ferguson25527.5148

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCINILL
TD05:45Josh Ferguson 48 Yd Pass From Nathan Scheelhaase (Taylor Zalewski Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCINILL
TD12:47Ryan Lankford 29 Yd Run (Taylor Zalewski Kick) 014
TD07:04Evan Wilson 23 Yd Pass From Nathan Scheelhaase (Taylor Zalewski Kick) 021
TD00:08Max Morrison 1 Yd Pass From Munchie Legaux (Tony Miliano Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERCINILL
FG11:02Tony Miliano 37 Yd 1021
TD02:48Steve Hull 22 Yd Pass From Nathan Scheelhaase (Taylor Zalewski Kick) 1028
TD01:34Ralph Abernathy 13 Yd Run (Tony Miliano Kick) 1728
FOURTH QUARTERCINILL
FG09:57Taylor Zalewski 19 Yd 1731
TD08:23Martize Barr 26 Yd Pass From Nathan Scheelhaase (Taylor Zalewski Kick) 1738
TD02:11Donovonn Young 8 Yd Run (Taylor Zalewski Kick) 1745

Research Notes

Illinois has 240 yards offense so far vs Cincinnati after recording 464 last week vs Southern Illinois. Illinois did not have back-to-back games of over 400 yds offense all of last season (last time they had cons. games with 400 yds offense was a stretch of 3 straight such games Sept. 24-Oct. 8. 2011).

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