Football

    Hoosiers Fall At Illinois

    Go Hoosiers! Bryan Payton scored his second touchdown of the season on Saturday at Illinois.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Bryan Payton scored his second touchdown of the season on Saturday at Illinois.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 18, 2008

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    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jason Ford rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns to lead Illinois (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) to a 55-13 win over Indiana (2-5, 0-5).

    Making his first career start, IU sophomore quarterback Ben Chappell threw for 172 yards on 12-of-29. Junior wideout Andrew Means led the Hoosiers with 67 yards on four receptions.

    Indiana ran for 141 yards, highlighted by the play of fifth-year senior Marcus Thigpen and junior Bryan Payton. Thigpen averaged 4.1 yards with 69 yards on 17 carries. Payton added 68 yards on 13 carries, good for a 5.2 yard average, and posted a 25-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

    Junior Austin Thomas paced the Hoosier defense with 11 tackles, while senior safety Joe Kleinsmith collected the first sack of his career.

    Ford, a true freshman, scored on touchdown runs of 41 yards, 5 yards and 1 yard.

    Illinois quarterback Juice Williams was 16-of-22 for 271 yards and three touchdowns.

    The Hoosiers return to Bloomington for a Homecoming showdown with Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 25. Game time is set for noon EDT and the game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.

     

     

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