Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory
Nathan Scheelhaase finishes with 270 passing yards, Ryan Lankford has seven catches for a game-high 104 yards
Selected Quotes from Tim Beckman's Weekly Press Conference
Ferguson Notches 1st Career 100-Yard Game
Illini will open 123rd football season on Saturday at 11 am CT
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)
Game photos from September 10th, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.
2011 - Sophomore: Played in 10 games as a back-up quarterback and on special teams ... Had a 14-yard kick return against Michigan ... Returned one kick for 13 yards at Penn State ... Saw action on special teams against Purdue, Ohio State, Indiana and Northwestern ... Recorded 14 rushing yards and completed a pass for three yards against South Dakota State ... Rushed for 10 yards against Arkansas State.
2010 - Freshman: Played in three games on the season, serving as the backup to starting QB Nathan Scheelhaase ... Rushed for six yards and attemped one pass on the season ... Had four carries for five yards, including a career-best 12-yard run, at Michigan State ... Made collegiate debut against Southern Illinois, tallying one yard rushing and attempting one pass.
High School: Chicago Tribune first-team All-State ... Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named to the Champaign News-Gazette's All-State team ... Earned IHSA All-State honors ... Passed for 4,498 yards and 38 touchdowns as a junior and senior, while rushing for another 2,426 yards and 39 touchdowns ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... A Top Combo Passer by MaxPreps.com ... Led his team to four straight playoff appearances ... High school coach was Brent Pearlman.
Personal: Son of Lou Ann and Johnson Osei ... Majoring in psychology ... Born on March 12, 1992 ... Chose Illinois over Central Michigan, Air Force, Northern Illinois, Navy and Ball State among others.
Attempts: 1, twice (last vs. South Dakota, 9/10/11)
Carries: 4, twice (last time vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11)
Rushing Yards: 14 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
Long Rush: 19 vs. South Dakota State, 9/10/11
Kick Returns: 1, three times (last vs. UCLA, 12/31/11)
Kick Return Yards: 14 vs. Michigan, 11/12/11
Long Kick Return: 14 vs. Michigan, 11/12/11