Indiana 34

(3-3, 1-1 Big Ten)

Illinois 32

(2-4, 1-2 Big Ten)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 7, 2006

Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL), Champaign, IL

1 2 3 4 T
IND 7 14 10 334
ILL 22 3 7 032

Top Performers

Passing: K. Lewis (IND) - 240 YDS

Rushing: P. Thomas (ILL) - 22 CAR, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Hudson (ILL) - 3 REC, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Starr's last-second FG gives IU's Hoeppner first Big Ten road win

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Austin Starr kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired and Indiana defeated Illinois 34-32 on Saturday for the Hoosiers' first Big Ten road win under second-year coach Terry Hoeppner.

Starr missed an earlier fourth-quarter attempt from 43 yards that would have given Indiana the lead, but came back to nail the winner. The Hoosiers ruined Illinois' homecoming a week after the Illini did the same thing at Michigan State.

Illinois broke a 10-game Big Ten losing streak with a 23-20 victory over Michigan State on a late field goal.

Kellen Lewis threw for 240 yards for Indiana and a led a 65-yard drive that set up the winning kick. The freshman quarterback also ran for a touchdown.

Marcus Thigpen started the second half by taking the kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown for Indiana (3-3, 1-1). It was Thigpen's third kickoff return for a touchdown this season and have Indiana a 28-25 lead. Thigpen also ran for 91 yards.

Illinois (2-4, 1-2) jumped out to a 25-7 lead early in the second quarter behind freshman quarterback Isiah "Juice" Williams, who threw two touchdowns to Kyle Hudson in the first quarter.

Williams finished with 190 yards passing and 53 rushing. and Pierre Thomas had 22 carries for 126 yards and a score for the Illini.

Josiah Sears ran for two TDs in the second quarter for Indiana, which trailed 25-21 at half.

Receiver DaJaun Warren found a wide open Jody Ellis in the corner of the end zone for 27 yards to give the Illini a 32-31 lead with 46 seconds left in the third quarter.