Indiana top Illinois, cards first Big Ten win since 2010

Nate Sudfeld came off Indiana’s bench to throw for two touchdowns, and the Hoosiers defense had seven sacks and a pair of key turnovers in a 31-17 win at Illinois on Saturday. The win ended a five-game losing streak for the Hoosiers (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) that included tight losses to Ohio State, Navy and Michigan State. It also ended an 11-game Big Ten drought that dated to 2010.

Sudfeld took over after starting quarterback Cameron Coffman was benched following a first-quarter interception. Sudfeld had 107 yards on 10-of-15 passing.

His second scoring pass, a 17-yarder to Shane Wynn midway through the fourth quarter, put the Hoosiers up 31-17 and finished Illinois.

The Illini (2-6, 0-4) were led by Donovonn Young‘s career-high 124 rushing yards. Illinois has lost five in a row.

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FINAL: Stephen Houston broke out against Illinois, piling up 69 rushing yards and scoring three touchdowns to lead Indiana to a 31-17 victory on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Nathan Scheelhaase kept the Fighting Illini’s offense on track, throwing for 175 yards and one touchdown on 17 of 27 passing.

Illinois’ offense finished the game having gained 366 yards. Along with Scheelhaase’s stats in the passing game, the Fighting Illini also added 191 yards rushing on 54 attempts.

The Hoosiers’ Nate Sudfeld was good for 109 yards during the game, completing 10 of 15 passes. Sudfeld finished the game with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Indiana finished with 286 total yards, including 173 yards passing while completing 14 of 22 attempts. The Hoosiers’ rushing attack also contributed 113 yards to the total, with the tally coming on 42 carries.

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