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Illinois V.S. Cincinnati: Illini Lead Bearcats 28-17 After Third Quarter

The Fighting Illini might have been outscored in the third quarter, but they still lead the Cincinnati Bearcats, 28-17.

However, the biggest plays of the quarter had nothing to do with touchdowns or field goals. They dealt with booth reviews.

Bearcat fans might still be angry over an overturned touchdown that would have made the Illini lead 21-17. Munchie Legaux was ruled to have scored a touchdown on a 4th down QB keeper, but the call was overturned after a lengthy review. The ruling gave Illinois the ball on their own 1 yard line.

Then, on the next Illini drive, it looked like the Bearcats recovered a fumble on an Illinois run, but that call went in favor of the Illini which led to a Scheelhaase touchdown to Steve Hull.

Cincinnati would get their touchdown right after the Illinois score on a speedy drive down the field. The drive was capped off on a 13 yard touchdown by Ralph Abernathy.

Nathan Scheelhaase is still impressing against Cincinnati. It is nothing like his SIU performance, but he has 222 yards and three touchdowns (zero INTS) after three in Champaign.

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