Harvey Scores Twice in Spring Game


April 17, 1999

Rocky Harvey scored two touchdowns and Kurt Kittner thre for 140 yards as the Illini Blue team defeated the Illini Orange 31-7 at the 1999 Illinois Spring Game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Elmer Hickman began the game's scoring with a 14-yard rushing touchdown to put the Blue team ahead 7-0 with 11:49 left in the first half. Steve Havard doubled the lead with a 1-yard score on the ground at the 4:28 mark. Rocky Harvey added to the lead with a 5-yard scoring run with 1:28 on the clock. The Blue team led 21-0 at the half.

B.J. Ogata scored the only Orange team touchdown of the game with 3:48 left in the second half on a 30-yard reception from Walter Young. Harvey's second touchdown made the score 28-7 and came with 2:21 left on a 12-yard pass reception from Kittner. Neil Rackers capped the scoring with a field goal as time expired.

Jameel Cook carried 12 times for 80 yards in the game, including a 16-yard reception. Kittner was 14-25 for 140 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Young completed 15 of 26 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown.