Saturday, September 22, 2007

Defense back on the field

Illinois gains three on first down. Second and 7. Williams runs the option and pitches the ball. IU makes the tackle for a loss. Third and 10. Williams throws and completes the pass, but it's short of the first down. Illinois decides to punt. It goes into the end zone. IU gets the ball at the 20 late in the third quarter.

On first down, Thigpen runs for a short gain of 3. Second and 7. Lewis throws incomplete. Means was open, according to the radio, but the pass is knocked down. Third and 7. Lewis throws incomplete. It was almost intercepted. Punt the ball again. Illinois muffs the fair catch. Flag is thrown. IU interfered with the catch. Illinois keeps the ball.

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