Gamewatch with Louisiana Tech Alumni Club
Sept 22, 2012 / Game time: 5:00 PM
Location: Busby’s Santa Monica
Illinois faces speedy Louisiana Tech Saturday
LA Tech Alumni Club will be joining us for the game this week. The person in charge of their club sounds fun and their group is very excited about the game. Of course, they do have a lot to be excited about. The Bulldogs (2-0) are the defending Western Athletic Conference champions and are on a nine-game winning streak. Yep, the Illini will have their work cut out for them this week. We will have our normal drink and food specials and hopefully make some new friends during the game.
Fun watching Charleston Southern Game
- Illinois recorded its first shutout since beating Western Illinois 21-0 on Sept. 8, 2007. The 44-0 win today was the largest margin of victory in a shutout since beating Wisconsin 51-0 on Nov. 13, 1965.
- In addition to the shutout, Illinois’ defense held Charleston Southern to 125 yards on the day, the fewest by an opponent in a year, since South Dakota State had 96 yards on Sept. 10, 2001. Fifty-four of the Buccaneers’ 125 yards came on one play, and CSU had just 29 yards passing despite 17 attempts. Illinois also held its opponent to less than 100 yards rushing for the second time in three games this season.
- Sophomore quarterback Reilly O’Toole had a record-breaking day while making his second career start, setting the Illini single-game completion record of .839 (26-of-31). O’Toole also passed for five touchdowns, the first UI quarterback to do so since Juice Williams vs. Missouri on Aug. 30, 2008. O’Toole had a career-high 333 passing yards as well, shattering his previous career high of 63 yards last season at Minnesota.