Illini Offense Victorious in Who.com Bowl
Nov. 12, 2000
Sophomore tailback Carlos Lattimore scored a touchdown from one-yard out to give the Illinois offense an 18-11 win over the defense in the annual Who.com Bowl, Sunday night at Memorial Stadium.
The scrimmage pits the scout team offense against the defense in a battle for pride -- and steak. The winning squad won the right to feast on steak and lobster, while the losing squad had to settle for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Freshman cornerback Nana Agyeman got the defense on the board with an interception during the first drive to give the team a 4-0 lead, but the offense battled back behind quarterbacks Mark Kornfeld and Christian Morton. Kornfeld led the first drive completing 3-of-5 passes for 21 yards. During the drive fullback Brad Haywood racked up 53 yards on six carries.
Morton also moved the ball during his possesions with breakaway runs of 10 and 15 yards as well as a 49 yard pass to freshman receiver Jamaal Clark.
The Who.com Bowl is the grand finale of the season-long Sunday night scrimmages with the scout teams, and named by the players.
"This is a lot of fun for the guys," head coach Ron Turner said. "The extra work these guys get on Sunday have been very beneficial for their development. They take a lot of pride in these workouts and its braggin' rights for the rest of the year. Last year the defense stopped the offense on a goalline stand, so it was great to see the offense win this season."