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    Illinois Vs. Northwestern: By The Numbers



    Nov. 16, 1999

    STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

    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-7 vs. OSU
    Rec. Yards-100 vs. OSU
    TD-1 three times
    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-2 vs. 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
    Attempts-28 vs. OSU

    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-3 vs. OSU
    Solos-2 vs. OSU
    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 three times
    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 & OSU
    KO Return-41 yards vs. Minn

    MIKE MCGEE
    Tackles-10 vs. Iowa
    Solo Tackles-10 vs. Iowa
    Sacks-2 vs. OSU

    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 & OSU
    FG Att.- 4 vs. Iowa & OSU
    Points-22 vs. Iowa
    TD-1 vs. Iowa

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

    JERRY SCHUMACHER
    Tackles-5 vs. PSU & OSU
    Solos-4 vs. OSU TFL-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
    TFL-1 vs. OSU
    INT-1 vs. Mich. & OSU

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

    Josh Whitman
    Receptions-4 vs. OSU
    Touchdowns-2 vs. OSU
    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

    NCAA TEAM rankings

    ILNW
    Rushing Offense54th76th
    Passing Offense40th102nd
    Total Offense50th105th
    Net Punting51st49th
    Punt Returns40th69th
    Kickoff Returns112th61st
    Scoring Offense29th110th
    Rushing Defense79th91st
    Pass Efficiency Defense34th45th
    Total Defense83rd75th
    Scoring Defense51st78th
    Turnover Margin3rd93rd

    NCAA INDIVIDUAL rankings

    CATEGORYPLAYERRANK
    Pass Efficiency Kittner36th
    Total OffenseKittner29th
    InterceptionsFrancis37th
    Abdullah40th
    Net PuntingFitts22nd
    Punt ReturnsWilson36th
    Field GoalsRackers7th
    ScoringRackers14th

    BIG TEN team rankings

    ILNW
    Total Offense7th11th
    Rushing Offense6th8th
    Pass Efficiency 7th11th
    Passing Offense3rd11th
    Scoring Offense7th11th
    Total Defense9th8th
    Rushing Defense8th9th
    Pass Efficiency Defense3rd6th
    Pass Defense10th3rd
    Scoring Defense7th9th
    Kickoff Returns9th4th
    Net Punting8th6th
    Punt Returns6th11th
    Turnover Margin1st9th

    BIG TEN individual rankings

    CATEGORYPLAYERRANK
    Pass Efficiency Kittner8th
    Passing Kittner2nd
    Total OffenseKittner4th
    ReceptionsDean8th
    ScoringRackers2nd
    Scoring (kick)Rackers3rd
    Net PuntingFitts4th
    Punt ReturnsWilson7th
    Field GoalsRackers3rd
    PAT Kicking Pct.Rackers1st
    Field Goal Pct.Rackers3rd
    TacklesClark6th
    InterceptionsFrancis4th
    Abdullah4th

    STATISTICAL COMPARISON

    per-game averages

    ILNW
    Overall Record6-43-7
    Conf. Record3-41-6
    Total Offense382.4275.4
    Points Scored29.613.4
    First Downs19.915.5
    Rushing Yds.149.6135.7
    Passing Yds.232.8201.3
    Time of Possession30:0728:57
    3rd Down Conversion38.031.0
    Points Allowed24.527.2
    Yards Allowed389.7381.6
    Rushing Yds. Allowed166.4180.3
    Passing Yds. Allowed223.3201.3

    HOW THE OPPONENTS HAVE FARED … 

    TEAM/RECORDLAST WEEKTHIS WEEK
    Arkansas State (3-7)W, 44-28 vs. Nevadaend of season
    San Diego State (3-6)Byeat UNLV
    Louisville (7-3)ByeSouthern Miss
    Michigan State (8-2)W, 34-0 at NorthwesternPenn State
    Indiana (4-6)L, 44-20 at MinnesotaPurdue
    Minnesota (7-3)W, 44-20 vs. Indianaat Iowa
    Michigan (8-2)W, 31-27at Penn StateOhio State
    Penn State (9-2)L, 31-27 vs. Michiganat Michigan State
    Iowa (1-9)L, 41-3 at WisconsinMinnesota
    Ohio State (6-5)L, 46-20 vs. Illinoisat Michigan
    Northwestern (3-7)L, 34-0 vs. Michigan Stateat Illinois

    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 Clark367
    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 Clark34-141
    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
    Kurt Kittner, 199922
    3.Tony Eason, 198120
    4.Dave Wilson, 198019
    Jack Trudeau, 198319
    Johnny Johnson, 199419
    7.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.Kurt Kittner, 199923
    7.Mike Wells, 1970-7221
    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, 19992,257

    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, 1998-993,039
    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.Neil Rackers174
    Ty Douthard174
    10.Robert Holcombe170

    SCORING (SEASON)

    NamePoints
    1.Mike Bass, 1982104
    2.Chris White, 1984103
    3.Neil Rackers, 199990
    Howard Griffith, 199090
    5.Chris White, 198381
    6.Red Grange, 192478
    Buddy Young, 194478
    John Karras, 195178
    Chris White, 198578
    Robert Holcombe, 199678

    FIELD GOALS (CAREER)

    NameFG
    1.Chris White53
    2.Chris Richardson52
    3.Mike Bass41
    4.Doug Higgins39
    5.Dan Beaver38
    6.Neil Rackers31
    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.Neil Rackers, 199917
    4.Chris White, 198515
    5.Chris White, 198314
    Doug Higgins, 199014
    Chris Siambekos, 198614
    Chris Richardson, 199314
    Chris Richardson, 199113
    Chris Richardson, 199413

    KICK-SCORING (SEASON)

    NamePts.
    1.Mike Bass, 1982104
    2.Chris White, 1984103
    3.Neil Rackers, 199984
    4.Chris White, 198381
    5.Chris White, 198578
    6.Doug Higgins, 199077
    7.Chris Richardson, 199473
    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 Rackers168
    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 Fitts5823
    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 Fitts139
    9.Brian Menkhausen134
    10.Dave Finzer125

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