Post Game Notes


Sept. 13, 2008

  1. Placekicker Matt Eller connected on a career-long 51-yard field goal in the first quarter.

  2. Brit Miller scored his first career touchdown with a 27-yard fumble return in the first quarter. It is the second defensive touchdown of the season for the Illini. In addition to his first trip to the endzone, Miller recorded a tackle-for-loss, forced fumble, and fumble recovery on the play.

  3. Daniel Dufrene recorded a career-high 126 yards rushing on a career-high 19 attempts, an impressive 6.6 average. Dufrene's previous career best was 106 yards set last season at Ohio State.

  4. Dufrene also had three catches for 24 yards, including his first career touchdown reception with a 10-yard catch in the second quarter. Dufrene finished the day with 150 all-purpose yards.

  5. With 182 yards of total offense vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Juice Williams improved to 5th on the Illinois career total offense list with 5,504 yards, passing Johnny Johnson.

  6. Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui set career highs today with 5 catches for 74 yards, besting his performance in the season opener against Missouri (3 catches, 48 yards).

  7. Illinois' defense held Louisiana-Lafayette to 87 total yards rushing. ULL entered today's game averaging 263 yards per game on the ground. In addition, ULL quarterback Michael Desormeaux had just 42 yards rushing after entering today's game averaging 146 rushing yards.

  8. Illinois' 96-yard drive in the second quarter, which resulted in a 10-yard touchdown catch by Daniel Dufrene from Juice Williams, is the longest Illini scoring drive of the season by yardage.

  9. Britt Miller recorded a career-high 13 tackles today. He has now registered double figures in tackles in all three games this season, averaging 12.0 tackles per game in 2008. Miller had three TFLs to tie his career high that he first set vs. USC in last year's Rose Bowl.

  10. Vontae Davis tied Miller for game-high honors with 13 tackles vs. ULL, equaling his career high first set vs. USC in the 2008 Rose Bowl. On the day, Davis had 11 solo stops, 1.5 tackles-for-loss, a forced fumble, fumble recovery, and one PBU.

  11. Illinois' defense registered 11 tackles-for-loss today, marking its first time recording double figures in TFLs since having 10 against Penn State last season.