Football
Illinois At Ohio State: By The Numbers

 
 

Nov. 9, 1999

HOW THE OPPONENTS HAVE FARED ...

TEAM/RECORDLAST WEEKTHIS WEEK
Arkansas State (3-7)L, 63-10 at Boise StateNevada
San Diego State (3-6)L, 30-7 vs. BYUBye
Louisville (7-3)W, 23-13 at CincinnatiBye
Michigan State (7-2)W, 23-7 vs. Ohio Stateat Northwestern
Indiana (4-5)Byeat Minnesota
Minnesota (6-3)W, 24-23 at Penn StateIndiana
Michigan (7-2)W, 37-3 vs. Northwesternat Penn State
Penn State (9-1)L, 24-23 vs. MinnesotaMichigan
Iowa (1-7)L, 40-24 vs. Illinoisat Wisconsin
Ohio State (6-4)L, 23-7 at Michigan StateIllinois
Northwestern (3-6)L, 37-3 at MichiganMichigan State

STATISTICAL COMPARISON
per-game averages

?ILOSU
Overall Record5-46-4
Conf. Record2-43-3
Total Offense380.9342.0
Points Scored27.824.8
First Downs19.517.1
Rushing Yds.148.8151.9
Passing Yds.232.1190.1
Time of Possession29:4627:03
3rd Down Conversion37.039.0
Points Allowed25.021.7
Yards Allowed390.3370.0
Rushing Yds. Allowed160.9165.7
Passing Yds. Allowed229.4204.3
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

NCAA Team Rankings

?ILOSU
Rushing Offense52nd50th
Passing Offense40th76th
Total Offense47th76th
Net Punting50th55th
Punt Returns36th49th
Kickoff Returns112th106th
Scoring Offense45th66th
Rushing Defense75th81st
Pass Efficiency Defense45th52nd
Total Defense85th64th
Scoring Defense61st35th
Turnover Margin8th82nd

NCAA Individual Rankings

CATEGORYPLAYERRANK
Pass Efficiency Kittner41st
Total OffenseKittner30th
InterceptionsFrancis30th
?Abdullah30th
Net PuntingFitts23rd
Punt ReturnsWilson34th
Field GoalsRackers17th
ScoringRackers28th

BIG TEN Team Rankings

?ILOSU
Total Offense7th9th
Rushing Offense6th5th
Pass Efficiency 8th9th
Passing Offense4th8th
Scoring Offense7th9th
Total Defense9th7th
Rushing Defense7th8th
Pass Efficiency Defense5th7th
Pass Defense9th4th
Scoring Defense7th6th
Kickoff Returns9th7th
Net Punting8th10th
Punt Returns5th7th
Turnover Margin3rd10th

BIG TEN Individual Rankings

CATEGORYPLAYERRANK
Pass Efficiency Kittner9th
Passing Kittner2nd
Total OffenseKittner4th
ReceptionsDean6th
All-PurposeHarvey9th
ScoringRackers8th
Scoring (kick)Rackers6th
Net PuntingFitts4th
Punt ReturnsWilson7th
Field GoalsRackers6th
PAT Kicking Pct.Rackers1st
Field Goal Pct.Rackers6th
TacklesClark5th
InterceptionsFrancis4th
?Abdullah4th

ILLINOIS FOOTBALL - RECORDS TO WATCH

TACKLES (CAREER)

?NameTkls
1.Dana Howard595
2.John Sullivan501
3.Darrick Brownlow483
4.John Gillen441
5.John Holocek436
6.Dick Butkus374
7.Steve Glasson371
8Danny Clark356
9.Scott Studwell342
10.Tyrone Washington331

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS (CAREER)

?NameTkl-Yds
1.Simeon Rice69-385
2.Moe Gardner57-226
3.Don Thorp40-191
4.Kevin Hardy38-220
5.Scott Davis35-206
6.Danny Clark32-134
John DiFelciantonio32-147
Tyrone Washington32-101
Mel Agee32-143
10.Mike Poloskey31-146

QB SACKS (CAREER)

?NameSks.
1.Simeon Rice44.5
2.Scott Davis23
3.Mike Poloskey20
4.Kevin Hardy18
Moe Gardner18
6.Mel Agee15
7.Fred Wakefield12
8.Guy Teafatiller11
9.Ray Hairston10
Erik Foggey10
Dana Howard10
Jeff Weisse10
Rameel Connor9.5

INTERCEPTIONS (CAREER)

?NameInt.
1.Al Brosky30
2.Mike Gow19
3.George Donnelly13
?Mike Heaven13
?Craig Swoope13
6.Red Grange11
7.Henry Jones11
8.Phil Knell10
?Ron Bess10
?Trevor Starghill10
?Asim Pleas9

INTERCEPTIONS (SEASON)

?NameINT
1.Al Brosky, 195011
Al Brosky, 195111
3.Mike Gow, 197310
4.Al Brosky, 19528
?George Donnelly, 19648
6.Willie Osley, 19717
7.Red Grange, 19256
?Ron Bess, 19676
?Terry Miller, 19676
10.Mike Gow, 19745
?Craig Swoope, 19825
?Dave Edwards, 19835
?Mike Heaven, 19835
?Henry Jones, 19895
?Tony Francis, 19994
?Muhammad Abdullah, 19994

TOUCHDOWN PASSES (SEASON)

?NameTD
1.Jeff George, 198922
2.Tony Eason, 198120
3.Dave Wilson, 198019
?Jack Trudeau, 198319
?Johnny Johnson, 199419
6.Kurt Kittner, 199918
?Tony Eason, 198218
?Jack Trudeau, 198418
?Jack Trudeau, 198518
10.Jason Verduzco, 199016

TOUCHDOWN PASSES (CAREER)

?NameTD
1.Jack Trudeau, 1981-8555
2.Jason Verduzco, 1989-9242
3.Tony Eason, 1981-8238
4.Johnny Johnson, 1992-9535
5.Jeff George, 1988-8931
6.Mike Wells, 1970-7221
7.Kurt Kittner, 199919
?Dave Wilson, 198019
9.Kurt Steger, 1975-7718
?Tom O'Connell, 1951-5218

PASSING YARDAGE (SEASON)

?NameYds.
1.Tony Eason, 19823,671
2.Tony Eason, 19813,360
3.Jack Trudeau, 19853,339
4.Dave Wilson, 19803,154
5.Jason Verduzco, 19913,014
6.Jeff George, 19892,738
7.Jack Trudeau, 19842,724
8.Jack Trudeau, 19832,624
9.Jason Verduzco, 19902,567
10.Johnny Johnson, 19942,495
?Kurt Kittner, 19992,036

PASSING YARDAGE (CAREER)

?NameYds.
1.Jack Trudeau, 1981-85, 8,725
2.Jason Verduzco, 1989-927,532
3.Tony Eason, 1981-827,031
4.Johnny Johnson, 1992-955,293
5.Jeff George, 1988-895,189
6.Scott Weaver, 1993-963,212
7.Dave Wilson, 19803,154
8.Kurt Kittner, 1998-992,818
9.Mike Wells, 1970-722,750
10.Kurt Steger, 1975-772,735

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS (SEASON)

?NameTDS
1.David Williams, 198510
2.Randy Grant, 19848
?David Williams, 19848
?Mike Bellamy, 19898
5.Greg Dentino, 19806
?Oliver Williams, 19816
?Oliver Williams, 19826
?David Williams, 19836
?Shawn Wax, 19906
?Elbert Turner, 19916
?Jason Dulick, 19946
?Ken Dilger, 19946
?Michael Dean4

SCORING (CAREER)

?NamePoints
1.Chris White262
2.Chris Richardson259
3.Doug Higgins230
4.Mike Bass212
5.Dan Beaver198
?Howard Griffith198
7.Red Grange186
8.Ty Douthard174
9.Robert Holcombe170
10.Bart Macomber167
?Neil Rackers158

SCORING (SEASON)

?NamePoints
1.Mike Bass, 1982104
2.Chris White, 1984103
3.Howard Griffith, 199090
4.Chris White, 198381
5.Red Grange, 192478
?Buddy Young, 194478
?John Karras, 195178
?Chris White, 198578
?Robert Holcombe, 199678
10.Doug Higgins, 199077
?Neil Rackers, 199974

FIELD GOALS (CAREER)

?NameFG
1.Chris White53
2.Chris Richardson52
3.Mike Bass41
4.Doug Higgins39
5.Dan Beaver38
6.Neil Rackers27
7.Bart Macomber17
8.Chris Siambekos15
9.Mike Wells11
?Jim Plankenhorn11
?Dave Finzer11

FIELD GOALS (SEASON)

?NameFG
1.Chris White, 198424
Mike Bass, 198224
3.Chris White, 198515
4.Chris White, 198314
?Doug Higgins, 199014
?Chris Siambekos, 198614
?Chris Richardson, 199314
8.Neil Rackers, 199913
?Chris Richardson, 199113
?Chris Richardson, 199413

KICK-SCORING (SEASON)

?NamePts.
1.Mike Bass, 1982104
2.Chris White, 1984103
3.Chris White, 198381
4.Chris White, 198578
5.Doug Higgins, 199077
6.Chris Richardson, 199473
7.Neil Rackers, 199968
?Chris Richardson, 199168
9.Mike Bass, 198163
10.Doug Higgins, 198861
?Chris Siambekos, 198661

KICK-SCORING (CAREER)

?NamePts.
1.Chris White262
2.Chris Richardson259
3.Doug Higgins230
4.Mike Bass212
5.Dan Beaver198
6.Neil Rackers152
7.Bret Macomber101
8.Mike Wells79
9.Chris Siambekos72
10.Don Maechtle60

PUNTING YARDAGE (CAREER)

?NameYds.
1.Phil Vierneisel9008
2.Chris Sigourney8935
3.Chad Little8488
4.Terry Masar7587
5.Brett Larsen7547
6.Forry Wells6740
7.Dike Eddleman6232
8.Steve Fitts5692
9.Brian Menkhausen5176
10.Dave Fomzer4591

PUNTS (CAREER)

?NamePunts
1.Phil Vierniesel229
2.Chris Sigourney227
3.Chad Little218
4.Terry Masar198
5.Brett Larsen191
6.Forry Wells171
7.Dike Eddleman159
8.Steve Fitts136
9.Brian Menkhausen134
10.Dave Finzer125


Single-Game Career Highs set or tied in 1999

MUHAMMAD ABDULLAH
Tackles- 11 vs. PSU & Iowa 
Solo Tackles-10 vs. Iowa
INT- (tie) 1 multiple times

Matt Carlton Tackles-3 vs. ASU Solos-2 vs. ASU TFL-2 vs. ASU Sacks-1 vs. SDSU

Danny Clark Tackles-(tie) 17 vs. SDSU INT- (tie) 1 vs. MSU

Rameel Connor Tackles-8 vs. SDSU TFL-(tie) 3 vs. SDSU

JAMEEL COOK Catches-6 vs. Michigan Rec. Yards-32 vs. Michigan TD-1 vs. Mich. & Iowa Long Catch-11 vs. Michigan

MICHAEL CRACIUNOIU Catches-1 vs. UL Yards-12 vs. UL Long-12 vs. UL Touchdowns-1 vs. UL

Michael Dean Yards-129 vs. MSU Receptions-8 vs. MSU, IND Long play-40 vs. SDSU Touchdowns-1, three times

JASON EBERHART Tackles-9 vs. IND Solos-8 vs. IND Sacks (Tied)-1 vs. IND

STEVE FITTS Punts-13 vs. PSU Average-48.5 vs. IND TD passes-1 vs. Iowa

TONY FRANCIS Tackles (tied)-8 vs. Minn. INT-2vs. PSU

Robert Franklin TFL-2 vs. Michigan Sacks-1 vs. Michigan

ERIC GARRETT Tackles-(tied) 3 vs. UL

ERIC GUENTHER INT-(tied) 1 vs. MSU

Antoineo Harris Yards-65 vs. UL Attempts-11 vs. IND Long run-47 vs. UL

Rocky Harvey Receiving Yards-71 vs. UL Long catch-67 vs. UL Long Run-54 vs. Michigan

Steve Havard Long run-46 vs. SDSU

ELMER HICKMAN Receptions-8 vs. MSU TD-1 vs. MSU & Iowa

Brian Hodges Receptions-(tied) 2 vs. SDSU Yards-(tied) 30 vs. Michigan TD-1 vs. ASU & Mich. Long play-(tied) 27 vs. Mich.

Chris Hoffman Receptions-3 vs. ASU Yards-(tie) 15 vs. ASU

Marc Jackson Tackles-3 vs. MSU Solos-3 vs. MSU

Brett Kautter Tackles-2 vs. MINN Solos-1 vs. ASU TFL-1 vs. ASU Sacks-1 vs. ASU

Kurt Kittner Yards-323 vs. MSU Completions-30 vs. MSU Attempts-54 vs. MSU Long pass-67 vs. UL TD passes-4 vs. UL & Mich. Completion Pct.-70.8 vs. UL

Greg Lewis Receptions-3 vs. ASU & MSU Yards-54 vs. SDSU Touchdowns-1 vs. SDSU Long play-54 vs. SDSU

Brandon Lloyd Receptions-6 vs. Iowa Yards-103 vs. Iowa Long play-49 vs. ASU & UL Touchdowns-1 vs. UL KO Return-41 yards vs. Minn

MIKE MCGEE Tackles-10 vs. Iowa Solo Tackles-10 vs. Iowa Sacks-1 multiple times

Brandon Moore Tackles-8 vs. SDSU Solo-(tie) 2 vs. SDSU TFL-3 vs.SDSU Sacks-2 vs. SDSU

Aaron Moorehad Receptions-2 vs. Michigan Yards-32 vs. MINN Long play-32 vs. MINN Touchdown-1 vs. MINN

mike o'brien Tackles-2 vs. UL Solos-2 vs. UL

ASIM PLEAS Tackles-12 vs, MINN TFL (tied)-2 vs. MINN

Neil Rackers FG made- 4 vs. Iowa FG Att.- 4 vs. Iowa Points-22 vs. Iowa TD-1 vs. Iowa

Johnny Rogers Tackles-9 vs. UL Solos-7 vs. MINN

JERRY SCHUMACHER Tackles-5 vs. PSUTFL-1 vs. PSU

SETH TESDALL Tackles-3 vs. MINN TFL-1 vs. MINN & Michigan Sacks-1 vs. Michigan

KARLETON THOMAS Sacks-1 vs. UL

Fred Wakefield Tackles-(tie) 9 vs. MSU TFL-(tie) 3 vs. MSU Sacks-(tie) 2 vs. MSU

Trayvon Waller Tackles-8 vs. UL Solos-7 vs. UL INT-1 vs. Michigan

Terrell Washington Tackles-3 vs. SDSU & MINN Solos-2 vs. UL TFL-2 vs. SDSU & MINN Sacks-1 vs. SDSU, Iowa

Josh Whitman Touchdowns-1 vs. SDSU Long Catch-33 vs. PSU

Eugene Wilson Punt Returns-8 vs. SDSU Punt Return Yards-109 vs. SDSU Touchdowns-1 vs. ASU Long-65 vs. ASU

Michael Young Sacks-(tie) 1 vs. SDSU & MSU

Walter Young Receptions-2 multiple times Yards-42 vs. Iowa Long-31 vs. Michigan Touchdowns-1 vs. Michigan

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