Nathan Scheelhaase finishes with 270 passing yards, Ryan Lankford has seven catches for a game-high 104 yards
O'Toole throws for 333 yards, 5 TDs; Lankford has 97 receiving yards and 2 TDs in victory
The Illini Return Home to Host FCS Foe on Saturday at 11 am CT
Ferguson Notches 1st Career 100-Yard Game
The Illini Travel Out West to Face the Sun Devils on Saturday Night
AP Photos: Football vs. Wisconsin
Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech 9/22/2012 @ Memorial Stadium
Illinois vs Arizona State
Illinois vs Western Michigan 9/1/2012
Photos from the 2012 Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 14, 2012 (photos by Mark Jones)
2011 - Freshman: Played in the first three games before suffering a hamstring injury and missing the last 10 games of the season ... Had a career-high eight carries for 38 yards and one catch for 10 yards in win over South Dakota State ... Made his Illini debut against Arkansas State, gaining 15 yards on six carries and catching one pass for four yards.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Chicago Tribune first-team All-State selection ... Chicago Sun-Times All-Area selection ... MVP of the East Suburban Catholic League ... Joliet Herald News Co-MVP and Player of the Year in 2010 ... Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 5A All-State ... Carried 145 times for 1,868 yards (12.9 yards per carry) and 25 touchdowns for a team that reached the Class 5A quarterfinals and was the 2009 5A state runner-up ... Champaign News-Gazette All-State special mention selection ... All-Midwest selection by PrepStar ... High school coach was Dan Sharp.
Personal: Son of Danielle and Collin Ferguson ... Born on May 23, 1993 ... Honor roll student all four years of high school ... Favorite athlete is LaMichael James ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Chose Illinois over Air Force, Ball State, East Carolina, Memphis, Ohio and Toledo.
Carries: 8 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
Rushing Yards: 38 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
Long Run: 13 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
Receptions: 1, twice (last vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11)
Receiving Yards: 10 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
Long Reception: 10 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11