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    Indiana Comes Up Short at Illinois

    Go Hoosiers! Redshirt freshman Ted Bolser pulled in his fifth touchdown this season, a Hoosier tight end record.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Redshirt freshman Ted Bolser pulled in his fifth touchdown this season, a Hoosier tight end record.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 23, 2010

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    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase passed for two touchdowns and the Fighting Illini returned interceptions for two more Saturday in a 43-13 win over Indiana.
    

    UI (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) led 27-10 at the half and held on through a sloppy, mostly defensive second half.

    Indiana scored on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Ben Chappell to Ted Bolser and a pair of Mitch Ewald field goals. Bolser's touchdown was his fifth of the season, setting an IU record for single-season touchdowns by a tight end. He finished the game with four catches for 77 yards.

    Ewald is 8-of-9 on the season and has connected on all 21 extra-point attempts. After missing his first field goal attempt of the year, he has hit eight straight, which is tied for the third-longest streak in school history.

    Lineman Justin Staples forced a fumble in the second quarter that led to Scheelhaase's touchdown pass to Jarred Fayson. Minutes later, Staples hit Chappell to force an interception that Patrick Nixon-Youman returned 68 yards for another and a 24-10 lead.

    Jonathan Brown picked Dusty Kiel late for a 75-yard touchdown.

    Chappell finished 26-48 with 279 yards for Indiana (4-3, 0-3) with a touchdown and three interceptions.

    Jeff Thomas led the Hoosiers in tackles with a career-high 13, including a pair of assisted tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Tyler Replogle finished with nine tackles, half a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry. Mick Mentzer contributed a career-high five tackles in the game.

    Up next, Indiana returns home to face Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 30. Kickoff is set for noon EDT.

     

     


       

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