In the third quarter of Saturday's action at Wrigley Field, the breakneck offensive pace of the game was tempered somewhat, as an Illini touchdown accounted for the only score. Entering the fourth quarter, Illinois leads Northwestern, 34-24.
The touchdown came as quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase connected with A.J. Jenkins for a ten-yard touchdown pass. It was only the sixth completion of the day for Scheelhaase, whose 76 rushing yards dwarf his 40 yards through the air.
Illini running back Mikel LeShoure added a few yards to his enormous first-half rushing total. LeShoure enters the fourth quarter with 239 rushing yards, and Illinois has 380 yards on the ground as a team.
Northwestern now trails by ten in the fourth quarter.