BTN.com staff, September 1, 2012
Illinois' defense held tough in the second quarter, holding Western Michigan to 17 total yards of offense and the Fighting Illini now lead 17-0. Illinois held the Broncos to negative rushing yardage (-4 yards) in the quarter.
The Fighting Illini opened up the lead, 17-0, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 48-yard drive that ended when Nathan Scheelhaase scrambled for a four-yard touchdown run. Illinois started in good field position when Tommy Davis returned a punt. The Fighting Illini threw just one time on that possession.
Western Michigan will receive to start the second half.
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