Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Indiana - November 9, 2013


Nov. 9, 2013

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Illinois Postgame Notes
Indiana 52, Illinois 35
Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, Ind.) // Nov. 9, 2013 // Attendance: 44,882

Game Notes

1. Steve Hull recorded 224 yards receiving, the second-best single-game total in school history, trailing only A.J. Jenkins' 268-yard outburst against Northwestern in 2011.

2. Hull became only the third player in Illinois history to record 200 or more yards receiving in a single game.

3. Nathan Scheelhaase put up 495 yards of total offense, the third-best total offense game in school history. Only Dave Wilson (585 yards at Ohio State, 11/8/80) and Juice Williams (503 yards vs. Minnesota, 10/11/08) have posted more yards of total offense in a game in Illini history.

4. Scheelhaase totaled 450 passing yards on the day, the fifth-best single-game total in school history.

5. Scheelhaase now has 7,716 career passing yards. He surpassed Jason Verduzco and moved into fourth place on Illinois' career passing yardage list.

6. Scheelhaase compiled 495 yards in total offense. He came into the game needing to average 357 yards of total offense per game for the remainder of the season to break Juice Williams' school record.

7. For the second-straight game, Scheelhaase broke career highs for passes attempted and completed. He went 38-for-57 against the Hoosiers.

8. Scheelhaase ends his career with 959 passing yards and eight touchdowns in four games against Indiana. He also rushed for 210 yards against Indiana and had three rushing touchdowns in four games against IU.

9. Jonathan Brown recorded 2.0 tackles for loss in the game, moving into fourth on Illinois' career TFL list with 41.0. He surpassed Don Thorpe (40.0; 1980-83).

10. Brown picked off his third career pass in the third quarter. The offense turned the good field position into a touchdown to take a 28-21 lead in the third quarter.

11. Earnest Thomas forced his third fumble of the year in the second quarter. Thomas also had three forced fumbles in 2012. With six career forced fumbles, Thomas is tied with five others for fifth on Illinois' all-time career forced fumbles list with six. Thomas trails only Simeon Rice (13), Whitney Mercilus (11), Dana Howard (8) and Kevin Hardy (7).

12. Thomas' three forced fumbles this season tie him for eighth on UI's single season forced fumbles list.

13. Illinois posted 612 yards of total offense. Coming into the year, Illinois hadn't achieved 600 yards of total offense since 2007, but the Illini have recorded at least 600 yards against both Miami (OH) and Indiana in 2013. In fact, both the Miami (OH) and Indiana games in 2013 are both in the top-10 single-game total offense outputs in school history.

14. Jon Davis tied a career high with five catches, which he previously accomplished against Wisconsin in 2011. Davis had 53 yards receiving in that game.

15. Houston Bates set a career high with 3.0 tackles for loss.

16. Josh Ferguson posted 49 receiving yards. He is only 21 yards shy of Illinois' all-time single-season receiving mark for a running back, set by Kameno Bell. He's 13 yards away from moving into second place, held by Darrell Smith.