Scores

Final

Arkansas State 15

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Illinois 33

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: BTN

3:30 PM ET, September 3, 2011

Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL), Champaign, IL

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 0 8 0 715
ILL 7 10 13 333

Top Performers

Passing: N. Scheelhaase (ILL) - 267 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Ford (ILL) - 22 CAR, 86 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Jenkins (ILL) - 11 REC, 148 YDS, 1 TD

Illinois rolls behind Nathan Scheelhaase's passing game

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois started slow but used 100-yard receiving days from A.J. Jenkins and Darius Millines to open the season with a 33-15 win over Arkansas State on Saturday.

Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw for a career-best 267 yards. His 16 completions went to Jenkins, who had 11 catches for 148 yards and a touchdown, and Millines, who caught five balls for 119 yards and a score.

Jason Ford rushed for 86 yards and two TDs for Illinois.

The Red Wolves led 8-7 with less than three minutes left in the first half on a safety and a pair of field goals.

But Illinois answered with Millines' touchdown and a field goal before halftime. Jenkins scored his TD early in the third quarter.

Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin was 20 of 32 for 290 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
ILL
1st Downs1524
Total Yards350473
Passing290271
Rushing60202
Penalties2-80-0
3rd Down Conversions6-1412-18
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers31
Possession24:1735:43

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin20/322909.101
IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Scheelhaase16/2326711.620

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson11393.519
Robertson5153.008
IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ford22863.9215
Young6396.5024

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Frampton59919.8065
Stockemer58717.4035
IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jenkins1114813.5172
Millines511923.8145

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTILL
TD02:06Jason Ford 15 Yd Run (Derek Dimke Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERARSTILL
SF14:02 27
FG07:29Bobby Zalud 49 Yd 57
FG02:50Brian Davis 47 Yd 87
TD01:24Darius Millines 45 Yd Pass From Nathan Scheelhaase (Derek Dimke Kick) 814
FG00:11Derek Dimke 32 Yd 817
THIRD QUARTERARSTILL
TD14:37A.J. Jenkins 72 Yd Pass From Nathan Scheelhaase (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 823
TD05:44Jason Ford 3 Yd Run (Derek Dimke Kick) 830
FOURTH QUARTERARSTILL
FG07:20Derek Dimke 19 Yd 833
TD03:20Frankie Jackson 1 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 1533