Nov 9, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) during the first quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois vs. Indiana First Quarter Ends In 14-14 Deadlock

Well, there is no nice way to put it, so I won’t even try. Both of these defenses are terrible, and we are most likely looking at a game that is going to bypass 90 combined points when this is all said and done.

Tevin Coleman already has 108 yards rushing for Indiana as the Illinois defense is once again up to its old tricks.

Nathan Scheelhaase is putting on a show so far as he is 10-11 on the game for 143 yards including a 60 yard TD pass to Steve Hull that tied the game at 14. Speaking of Hull, he has 3 catches for 92 yards and 1 TD. This very well could turn into a career day for Hull.

Josh Ferguson rushed 6 times for 70 yards and the first Illini TD of the day. He also caught 3 passes for 24 yards. When Illinois is successful, Ferguson is active. So far today, that’s been the case. It feels like he is going to have the chance to truly explode in this one.

This game seems to be screaming that whichever offense has the ball last is going to win. Neither defense looks capable of getting a stop at this point, so there is little reason to believe much is going to change the rest of the way.

Illinois lost LT Simon Cvijanovic to an ankle injury early on in the quarter, and it has been reported he will not return.

As it stands, the Illini are still in this one after an early huge play by the Indiana Offense. Could this be the day that the Illini break the well documented B1G losing streak?

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