Purdue Boilermakers (4-3) vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (4-3)

Illinois-Purdue Gameday Binoculars: Blogging, Play-by-Play & Analysis


Make it two straight blowout victories for the Illinois Fighting Illini, which just finished up destroying the Purdue Boilermakers 44-10 at Memorial Stadium.

The gameday blog can be followed after the jump.

2:59 p.m.

Alright.

I’ve got the game tape all cued up for review.

Illinois will receive the ball first.

Purdue kicks off to Illinois’ Troy Pollard, who takes a knee at the 20-yard line.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 20: Scheelhaase lines up under center and hands to Mikel Leshoure for a gain of maybe two yards. 2nd and 9 Illinois from the 21: Scheelhaase fakes an end-around to AJ Jenkins and keeps the ball for 5 yards. 3rd and 4 Illinois from its own 26: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and steps up in the pocket to run for a yard. Purdue’s Dwayne Beckford made a nice tackle on that play. 4th and 3 Illinois from the 27: Anthony Santella is in the game to punt and kicks one into the wind, with the ball landing at the Purdue 40-yard line.

Illinois goes three and out on the first drive of the game.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 40: Redshirt freshman Rob Henry will start for Purdue despite having the tip of his finger injured last week against Ohio State. On first down, Henry lines up in the shot gun with four receivers and hands off to Antavian Edison for a gain of two yards. 2nd and 7 Purdue from its own 43: O.J. Ross loses two yards on second down as the Illini stuff the run, with Nate Bussey making a nice tackle. 3rd and 9 Purdue from its own 41: Purdue has brought in quarterback Sean Robinson, who is way off the mark on a passing attempt to Edison. 4th and 9 Purdue from its own 41: Cody Webster drills a punt into the Illinois end zone. Jack Ramsey was back to receive.

Purdue goes three and out on its first drive.

3:19 p.m.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 20: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hands off to Leshoure for 4 yards. Jarred Fayson does not start due to injury. Eddie McGee takes his place. 2nd and 6 Illinois from its own 24: Illinois goes to its D.C. package, putting McGee in at quarterback. McGee rolls out and hits Fred Sykes at the sticks for a first down.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 30: McGee lines up in the pistol, looks around and hits Jack Ramsey for a gain of three yards. 2nd and 7 Illinois from its own 33: Scheelhaase lines in the pistol, fakes a hand off to Leshoure and rushes for 6 yards. 3rd and 1 Illinois from its own 39: Scheelhaase lines up under center and hands off to Leshoure, who runs for 3 yards and a first down.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 42: Leshoure is at quarterback and hands off to Troy Pollard, who flips to Eddie McGee, who can’t find anyone down field but runs for a good 8 yards. 2nd and 2 Illinois from the 50: Scheelhaase is back in and in the gun, where he fakes a hand off to Leshoure and runs to the Purdue 43.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 43: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hits Leshoure out of the backfield for a big gain. Scheelhaase with a very nice check down on that play.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 17: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hands off to Troy Pollard, who loses a yard or two. 2nd and 11 Illinois from the Purdue 18: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hits AJ Jenkins over the middle. Jenkins will scamper into the end zone for a touchdown. Derek Dimke makes the PAT and Illinois leads 7-0 with 6:40 to go in the first quarter.

Illinois takes a 7-0 lead after an impressive drive that netted 4 first downs. Scheelhaase connects on his 7 touchdown of the pass when hitting AJ Jenkins with a simple pass over the middle. Jenkins has 4 touchdowns in 2010. Give credit to offensive coordinator Paul Petrino on that drive. Illinois really kept Purdue off balance, using Eddie McGee at quarterback on one play and during a trick play. All in all, Petrino called some great plays on that drive. Illinois was 4-for-4 passing on that drive.

3:3o p.m.

Dimke hits a line drive on the kick off that hits Purdue’s Joe Holland. Nate Bussey picks up the ball. It will be Illinois’ ball at its own 42.

Illinois didn’t mean to do an onside kick, but Dimke’s line drive deflected off a Purdue player and into the arms of the opportunistic Bussey, who makes yet another big play.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 42: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hands off to Leshoure for 2 yards. 2nd and 8 Illinois from its own 44: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun with two backs and runs for a first down with no receivers open.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 47: Scheelhaase lines up in the pistol, keeps the ball and runs to the 43-yard line. 2nd and 7 Illinois from just outside the Purdue 43: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and steps up to run for a couple of yards. Scheelhaase is hit hard while out of bounds. Purdue will pick up a personal foul on Logan Link.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 23: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hands off to Leshoure for a gain of 2 yards. 2nd and 8 Illinois from the Purdue 21: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hits Evan Wilson for about 4 yards. 3rd and 4 Illinois from the Purdue 17: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and pitches to Leshoure, who stumbles but keeps his balance while running the ball to the Purdue 4-yard line.

1st and Goal Illinois from the Purdue 4: Scheelhaase lines up under center and hands off to Leshoure, who loses 5 yards. Purdue’s Robert Maci had a great tackle on that play. 2nd and Goal Illinois from the Purdue 9: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun, keeps the ball and loses 2 yards as Beckford brings him down. 3rd and Goal Illinois from the Purdue 11: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hits Spencer Harris, who is just short of crossing the goal following the 10-yard reception. 4th and Goal Illinois from the Purdue 1: Scheelhaase lines up under center and hands off to Leshoure, who bounces off a hit and falls into the end zone. Illinois leads 13-0 and Dimke’s PAT makes it 14-0.

Wow! Illinois is dominating the first quarter, leading 14-0 with 20 seconds left. Purdue has had the ball for barely 1 minute and accumulated just 1 yard of total offense. The Illini offense has been great thus far, keeping the Purdue defense off balance. It’s been all Illinois, with Scheelhaase having a great game.

3:36 p.m.

Dimke kicks off to the Purdue 20, where O.J. Ross makes the catch and returns the ball for a little more than 10 yards.Ross is down after the play.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 33: Henry lines up in the gun and hands off to Dan Dierking, who runs for a couple of yards on the play. That will be the end of the first quarter.

Illinois leads 14-0 after the first quarter. Purdue has run just 4 plays of offense.

3:42 p.m.

2nd and 8 Purdue from its own 35: Robinson is in the game at quarterback and is Henry, who is lined up at wide receiver. Robinson fakes a hand off to Henry and runs for 13 yards. That’s Purdue’s first first down of the game.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 48: Dierking gets back to the line of scrimmage as Corey Liuget and Martez Wilson make the tackle. 2nd and 10 Purdue from its own 48: Robinson lines up in the gun, avoids the Illini pressure and runs for 7 yards before getting tackled by Nate Bussey and Terry Hawthorne. 3rd and 3 Purdue from the Illinois 45: Henry is back in at quarterback and runs for 5 yards out of the shotgun for a first down.

1st and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 40: Henry lines up in the gun before a flag is thrown. Purdue is called for a false start. 1st and 15 Purdue from the Illinois 45: Henry lines up in the gun and hands off to Dierking, who runs the ball inside the Illinois 35 before getting tackled by Trulon Henry. 2nd and 3 Purdue from the Illinois 33: Dierking runs for 3 yards before getting tackled by Akeem Spence.

1st and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 30: Robinson lines up in the gun, fakes a hand off to Henry and runs for a few yards before Jonathan Brown smacks him. 2nd and 7 Purdue from the Illinois 27: Robinson rolls out and skips a pass to Cortez Smith. 3rd and 7 Purdue from the Illinois 27: Henry lines up under the gun and calls a timeout.

3:47 p.m.

Purdue is facing a 3rd and 7 from the Illinois 27 after calling a timeout.

3rd and 7 Purdue from the Illinois 27: Robinson is in at quarterback and hits tight end Kyle Adams for a first down. However, there is a pass interference penalty on Purdue’s Edison. 3rd and 22 Purdue from the Illinois 43: Purdue is called for another penalty, this time a delay of game. 3rd and 27 Purdue from the Illinois 48: Robinson lines up in the gun and throws an incomplete pass after Liuget got some great pressure. Purdue will have to punt. 4th and 27 Purdue from the Illinois 48: Purdue downs the punt at the Illinois 19. There is a penalty after the play. It’s against the Illini. ESPN announcer Chris Spielman says that he believes Corey Liuget has been the most dominant interior defensive lineman in college football this season, an amazing statement to say the least.

After establishing some success on the ground and driving to within the Illinois 20, Purdue shoots itself in the punt with penalties before punting.

3:53 p.m.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 9: Scheelhaase lines up under center and hands off to Leshoure, who loses a yard after Maci makes a swarming tackle. 2nd and 11 Illinois from its own 8: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hands off to Leshoure for a yard. Scheelhaase and Leshoure did not have a good exchange on that hand off. 3rd and 10 Illinois from its own 9: Scheelhaase is sacked by Ryan Kerrigan, who abused Ryan Palmer on that play. 4th and 17 Illinois from its own 2: Santella booms a punt to the Purdue 45, but Waynelle Gravesand returns the ball into Illinois territory.

Backed up inside its own 10, Illinois goes three and out. Thanks to a very nice return, Purdue will begin its next possession at the Illinois 37.

3:57 p.m.

1st and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 37: Henry hands off to Dierking, who is eaten alive by Liuget for a loss of at least 1 yard. 2nd and 11 Purdue from the Illinois 38: Henry reels in a high snap out of the gun and hands off to Jared Crank, who can only get 2 yards as Spence brought him down. 3rd and 9 Purdue from the Illinois 37: Robinson is in at quarterback and hits Cortez Smith for a 6-yard catch. Smith fell down awkwardly there. 4th and 3 Purdue from the Illinois 31: Purdue will go for the first down. Henry lines up in the gun and hands off to Crank, who runs for 2 yards before getting slammed back by Whitney Mercilus.

Illinois turns Purdue over on downs.

4:00 p.m.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 28: Eddie McGee lines up in the gun, fakes a hand off and tries to run before losing a handful of yards.2nd and 15 Illinois from its own 23: Scheelhaase fakes a hand off and runs for 5 yards out of the gun. 3rd and 10 Illinois from the 28: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun, avoids pressure from Kerrigan and runs for about 7 yards. 4th and 2 Illinois from its own 35: Santella booms a punt into the end zone.

The Illinois offense goes three and out for the second straight drive. Purdue will begin with the ball at its own 20 with 4:59 to go in the first half and Illinois leading 14-0.

4:04 p.m.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 20: Henry runs out of the gun and gets 4 yards before getting hammered out of bounds by Travon Bellamy. 2nd and 6 Purdue from its own 24: Robinson lines up under center and hands off to Edison on an end around. Illinois isn’t fooled as Henry forces Edison to run out of bounds after a loss of 4 yards. 3rd and 9 Purdue from its own 21: Robinson badly overshoots Edison on a roll-out pass. 4th and 9 Purdue from its own 21: Purdue punts the ball into the wind, with the ball rolling to the Illinois 31.

Illinois forces another three and out. With a little more than 20 plays run, Purdue has only 56 yards of total offense.

4:08 p.m.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 31: Scheelhaase lines up in the pistol and keeps the ball before running for 14 yards.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 45: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun, avoids pressure from Beckford, and throws an incomplete pass at the feet of McGee. 2nd and 10 Illinois from its own 45: Scheelhaase hands to Leshoure out of the pistol, and the Illini running back loses 1 yard. 3rd and 11 Illinois from its own 44: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and is absolutely hammered on a sack by Kawaan Short. Wow! Scheelhaase got destroyed there as Short ate up Graham Pocic. 4th and 16 Illinois from its own 39: Santella booms a punt that is fumbled but recovered by Gravesande at the Boilermakers’ 10-yard line.

Illinois can’t sustain a long drive as Scheelhaase got destroyed on a sack. I don’t know how Scheelhaase got up after that play. Ouch.

4:14 p.m.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 10: Robinson hands off to Keith Carlos, who loses 4 yards after Martez Wilson sniffed him out. 2nd and 14 Purdue from its own 6: Carlos runs for a few yards before Brown makes the tackle. Illinois takes a timeout with 1:06 remaining in the half. 3rd and 12 Purdue from its own 8: Robinson fires a pass to Adams that is caught, fumbled and recovered as Trulon Henry made a devastating hit there. 4th and Purdue from its own 18: Purdue punts into the wind and the ball doesn’t go far. Illinois will have the ball at the Purdue 41.

Illinois forces another three and out and now has the ball at the Purdue 41 with 41 seconds left in the first half.

4:19 p.m.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 41: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hits Fred Sykes inside the 25-yard line.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 24: Scheelhaase hits Evan Wilson for a first down.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 13: Illinois snaps the ball over the head of Scheelhaase, who picks it up, rolls out and throws the ball out of bounds. A great recovery by Scheelhaase. 2nd and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 13: Scheelhaase avoids pressure and scrambles to the Purdue 3-yard line before taking its last timeout with 4 seconds left. Man, Scheelhaase was shifty on that play.

1st and Goal Illinois from the 3-yard line: Dimke drills a 20-yard field goal at the half. Illinois leads 17-0.

Illinois takes a 17-0 lead at halftime thanks to the heads-up play of Scheelhaase, who has been spectacular in the first half. That might have been his best half of the season. Purdue has not scored a point in more than 93 minutes of game action. Purdue with just 64 yards of total offense in the first half.

4:28 p.m.

3rd Quarter

Purdue will receive the ball first. Derek Dimke kicks the ball to the Purdue 3-yard line, where it is returned by Antwon Higgs to the Boilermaker’s 30-yard line.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 30: Robinson overthrows his intended target on first down. 2nd and 10 Purdue from its own 30: Dierking runs for 3 yards before Akeem Spence and Travon Bellamy converge for the tackle. 3rd and 7 Purdue from its own 33: Robinson lines up in the gun and hits Carlos for about 6 yards before Tavon Wilson made the tackle. Robinson got hit hard by Martez Wilson. 4th and 1 Purdue from its own 39: Purdue punts the ball to the Illinois 29.

The Illinois defense start the second half with another three and out.

4:36 p.m.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 32: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun, fakes a hand off to Leshoure and runs for 11 yards.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 43: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun, steps up amidst pressure and hits AJ Jenkins, who makes a nice catch on the sidelines for 7 yards. 2nd and 3 Illinois from the Purdue 50: Eddie McGee comes in at quarterback, lines up in the gun and runs to the short side of the field for about 2 yards. However, there is a flag on the play. Illinois was guilty of an illegal shift. 2nd and 9 Illinois from its own 44: Scheelhaase fakes another hand off to Leshoure and runs for another first down. Scheelhaase is having a fantastic game.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 43: Scheelhaase lines in the gun with Leshoure to his left. Scheelhaase keeps on the option and runs for a tough 5 yards after getting hit quite hard by Beckford. 2nd and 5 Illinois from the Purdue 38: McGee comes back in for Scheelhaase and loses a yard on a fake hand off to Leshoure. 3rd and 6 Illinois from the Purdue 39: Scheelhaase is back in at quarterback and lines up in the gun before firing a strike to Jenkins for a first down. What a great throw by Scheelhaase on that slant play.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 26: Scheelhaase lines up in the pistol, fakes a hand off to Leshoure and runs for 6 tough yards. 2nd and 4 Illinois from the Purdue 20: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun, bobbles the snap but recovers and throws across his body to a wide open Leshoure in the end zone for a touchdown. Dimke makes the extra point and Illinois leads 24-0.

Illinois leads 24-0 on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Scheelhaase to Leshoure. Scheelhaase has the Purdue defense in the palm of his hand today. Petrino is having a masterful effort calling plays. The Boilermakers are really off balance while Scheelhaase is making all the right decisions. That drive went 8 plays for 68 yards. There is 8:43 to go in the third quarter. Scheelhaase is 9/11 for 124 yards passing.

Dimke kicks the ball out of the end zone.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 20: Henry lines up in the gun and hands off to Al-Terek McBurse, who fumbles the ball after getting hammered by Justin Green. Martez Wilson pounces on the ball.

The Illinois defense turns the Boilermakers right back over, thanks to a fierce Justin Green hit and opportunistic recovery by Martez Wilson.

4:44 p.m.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 26: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hits Ryan Lankford over the middle for a gain of 15 yards. That was a simple yet very effective play.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 11: Scheelhaase lines up under center and hands off to Leshoure, who weaves and bobs his way for 4 yards. 2nd and 6 Illinois from the Purdue 7: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hits Evan Wilson, who stretches out for a touchdown. However, this play will be reviewed. Wilson’s knee was actually down before the ball crossed the plane. The play has been overruled.

1st and Goal Illinois from the Purdue 1: Leshoure runs up the gut and looks to be stuffed. However, this play will be reviewed as well. It turns out that Leshoure did cross the plane. Touchdown Illinois! Dimke makes the PAT. Illinois leads 31-0.

Illinois quickly capitalizes on the Purdue turnover, needing only 4 plays to score on a Leshoure run. Leshoure hasn’t had a huge game on the ground but has 3 touchdowns, including 1 TD reception. This game is as good as over with 7:00 left in the third.

Dimke kicks the ball out of the end zone.

4:50 p.m.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 20: Robinson overthrows a wide-open Gary Bush over the middle of the field on first down. 2nd and 10 Purdue from its own 20: Robinson lines up in the gun and overthrows Cortez Smith. 3rd and 10 Purdue from its own 20: Robinson throws a wobbler that is nearly picked off by Martez Wilson. 4th and 10 Purdue from its own 20: Cody Webster’s punt gets caught up in the wind and only goes 12 yards.

Wow! Purdue is having a tough day at the office. Another three and out and a 12-yard punt to boot. Illinois will have great field position yet again, at the Purdue 32-yard line.

4:56 p.m.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 32: Eddie McGee is in at quarterback and Jeff Allen is called for a false start. 1st and 15 Illinois from the Purdue 37: McGee lines up in the gun, fakes a hand off to Leshoure and runs for 14 yards. 2nd and 1 Illinois from the Purdue 23: Scheelhaase is back in the game and lines up in the pistol before running for a first down and getting smacked hard by Beckford, who is playing a tough game for Purdue.

1st and Goal Illinois from the Purdue 10: Scheelhaase hits Darrius Millines over the middle for a simple catch and score. Millines kept moving his feet after making that catch on the crossing route. Dimke is in to kick the extra point. The snap is high and Santella has to run with the ball. He slips at the 10-yard line. Illinois fails to get the PAT off.

Illinois takes a 36-0 lead on the Millines’ touchdown reception, the first of his college career. Illinois makes one of its few mistakes of the game when failing to get the PAT off due to a high snap. Oh well.That’s Illinois’ first missed PAT of the season.

5:06 p.m.

Dimke kicks the ball into the end zone for a touch back.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 20: Robinson’s pass to Dierking is incomplete, but there is a personal foul on the Illini. Ian Thomas is called for a late hit.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 35: Dierking runs for 16 yards.

1st and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 49: Robinson lines up in the gun and hands off to Dierking, who gets about 9 yards. Dierking and Bellamy engage in some extracurricular activities after the play. 2nd and 1 Purdue from the Illinois 40: Dierking runs for a tough 3 yards before getting smacked by Martez Wilson.

1st and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 37: Robinson floats a pass that goes in and out of the hands of Ashante Williams. That should have been picked. 2nd and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 37: Dierking loses a yard on a run up the gut. 3rd and 11 Purdue from the Illinois 38: Robinson lines up in the gun and is sacked off the edge by Clay Nurse. 4th and 18 Purdue from the Illinois 45: Liuget just misses blocking a punt that is fair caught by Ramsey.

Purdue picks up a few first downs but the Illini hold strong.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 23: Scheelhaase lines up in the pistol and is sacked by Short for a loss of 4 yards. 2nd and 14 Illinois from its own 19: Scheelhaase lines up in the pistol, fakes a hand off to Leshoure and nearly picks up a first down on an exciting run. 3rd and 1 Illinois from its own 33: Leshoure is stuffed behind the line of scrimmage. 4th and 2 Illinois from its own 32: Santella is in to punt. Nate Palmer is called for a false start. 4th and 7 Illinois from its own 27: Santella kicks a low punt to Josh Johnson, who is tripped up at midfield.

The Illini offense goes three and out.

1st and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 49: Carlos runs for about 1 yard to end the third quarter.

Illinois leads 37-0 after 3 quarters as Scheelhaase has 3 touchdown passes and Leshoure 3 touchdowns. It’s time for 15 minutes of garbage time in the fourth quarter.

5:19 p.m.

2nd and 9 Purdue from the Illinois 48: Robinson keeps the ball on a fake hand off for a minimal game. 3rd and 8 Purdue from the Illinois 48: Robinson lines up in the gun and throws an ugly, incomplete pass as Justin Staples brought the pressure. 4th and 8 Purdue form the Illinois 48: Purdue sends the ball into the end zone.

Purdue just can’t muster any offense.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 20: Eddie McGee is in and at the gun. His pass on first down flutters down to the ground due to the wind. 2nd and 10 Illinois from its own 20: Scheelhaase is back in and in the pistol, where he hands off to Leshoure for a loss of 2 yards. 3rd and 12 Illinois from its own 18: Scheelhaase lines up in the shotgun and throws a pass that is behind AJ Jenkins and incomplete. 4th and 12 Illinois from its own 18: Santella punts into the wind, with Purdue’s Gravesande receiving the ball at the Purdue 48 and returning it to the Illinois 40. There is a flag on the play. There were offsetting personal fouls on both teams, specifically Brad Janitz of Illinois.

Illinois goes three and out.

5:26 p.m.

1st and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 40: Robinson just misses a touchdown pass on a deep ball that is just beyond the reach of Bush. 2nd and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 40: Robinson lines up in the gun and runs for 4 yards. 3rd and 6 Purdue from the Illinois 36: Robinson lines up in the gun and runs for 2 yards. 4th and 4 Purdue from the Illinois 34: Robinson lines up in the gun and hits Edison over the middle for a first down. There is a penalty on the play, but the refs pick it up.

1st and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 20: Robinson lines up in the gun is incomplete on a little screen pass to Carlos. 2nd and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 20: Robinson overthrows Gravesande as Martez Wilson brought great pressure. 3rd and 10 Purdue from the Illinois 20: Robinson rolls out on a broken play and gets 1 yard before Ashante Williams pushes him out of bounds. 4th and 8 Purdue from the Illinois 18: Purdue will try a field goal. Carson Wiggs hits the 35-yard field goal to put Purdue on the board.

Purdue kicks a field goal to score for the first time in a long time. Illinois now leads 37-3.

5:32 p.m.

Purdue kicks the ball out of the end zone.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 20: Scheelhaase lines up under center and hands off to Bud Golden, who runs for about 3 yards. 2nd and 7 Illinois from its own 23: Scheelhaase lines up in the shotgun and hits AJ Jenkins over the middle for a first down.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 33: Scheelhaase lines up under center and hands to Golden for almost 2 yards. 2nd and 9 Illinois from its own 34: Scheelhaase lines up in the pistol and options to Golden, who gets back to the line of scrimmage. 3rd and 9 Illinois from its own 34: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and fires a pass over the middle that is off the hands of Jenkins. 4th and 9 Illinois from its own 34: Santella punts into the wind and gets a decent bounce before getting pinned down at the Purdue 34.

Illinois picked up a first down before that drive stalled. Scheelhaase is still in the game, which is a bit of a surprise.

5:35 p.m.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 33: McBurse rips off a very long run, taking the ball all the way to the Illinois 10-yard line. That was a 57-yard run.

1st and Goal Purdue from the Illinois 10: Dierking runs for about 3 yards before Spence makes the tackle. 2nd and Goal Purdue from the Illinois 7: Robinson loses a yard on a run. 3rd and Goal Purdue from the Illinois 7: Robinson lines up in the gun and hits Gary Bush on a slant for a touchdown. The PAT is good, and Illinois now leads 37-10 with 5:44 remaining. Travon Bellamy got beat on the inside of that touchdown.

Purdue gets its first touchdown in a while as a 57-yard run by McBurse sets up a 7-yard touchdown pass from Robinson to Bush.

5:44 p.m.

Purdue kicks the ball to Millines, who returns the ball from 1 yard just inside the end zone to the Purdue 43.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 43: Eddie McGee is in at quarterback and keeps the ball for a run of 2 yards. 2nd and 8 Illinois from its own 45: McGee lines up in the gun and fires a pass off the hands of Jack Ramsey. 3rd and 8 Illinois from its own 45: Scheelhaase is back in and hits Bud Golden out of the backfield for the first down.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 43-yard line: Golden rips off a nice run for another first down.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 32: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and then goes under center before handing off to Golden for another big run for a first down. Logan Link is shaken up after Golden ran him over during that 10-yard run.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Purdue 21: Scheelhaase lines up in shotgun and hits Eddie McGee for 3 yards over the middle. 2nd and 7 Illinois from the Purdue 18: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hands off to Golden, who picks up 3 yards. 3rd and 4 Illinois from the Purdue 15: Scheelhaase lines up in the gun and hits Chris James in the end zone for a leaping touchdown with 1:36 left. Dimke makes the PAT.

Illinois leads 44-10 with 1:36 to go as Scheelhaase throws his 4th touchdown pass of the game, this time to Chris James, who made a great catch. Running back Bud Golden looked good on that drive.

5:48 p.m.

Dimke kicks the ball to the Purdue 35, which is returned by Maci to the 40-yard line.

1st and 10 Purdue from its own 40: Reggie Pegram runs for 6 yards. 2nd and 4 Purdue from its own 46: Robinson hits Bush for 3 yards. 3rd and 1 Purdue from its own 49: Purdue gets stuffed on a running attempt. 4th and 1 Purdue from its own 49: Robinson hits Edison on a slant for a first down to the Illinois 45. That is the final play of the game.

Illinois wins 44-10.

Nick Houska will have the UI-Purdue wrap on Monday.

Until then.

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