3rd Quarter Recap: Illinois 37, C. Southern 0

Four long plays, including Reilly O’Toole’s 48-yard pass, helped spur Illinois’ offense to 17 points and the Fighting Illini now lead 37-0. Illinois’ defense shut down Charleston Southern, allowing only four yards of offense in the quarter. The Fighting Illini made their lead 27-0 when O’Toole and Spencer Harris combined for a 24-yard touchdown on the last play of a four-play, 83-yard drive. Illinois’ drive was keyed by.

The Fighting Illini added to their advantage when Taylor Zalewski drilled a 47-yard field goal, putting a bow on a six-play, 25-yard drive to give Illinois the lead, 30-0. The Fighting Illini ran just one time during that march downfield.

Illinois opened up the lead, 37-0, after marching down the field for a two-play, 25-yard drive that ended when O’Toole threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jon Davis. The Fighting Illini started in good field position when Illinois returned a punt.

The Fighting Illini’s O’Toole passed for 116 yards in the quarter to put him over 200 yards for the game. O’Toole has 265 yards through the air so far today.

Illinois has the ball at its own 35-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.

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