Bloomington, IN – Nathan Scheelhaase passed for three 20 victory over Indiana on Saturday.
Scheelhaase threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Jenkins and Tavon Wilson returned a fumble 66 yards for a score in a three-minute span in the first quarter, pushing the Fighting Illini (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) out of an early 10-0 hole.
Shane Wynn had returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to spark the Hoosiers (1-5, 0-2) to their early lead, but any chance of an upset was quickly squashed.
The Illini are off to their best start since 1951, when they opened the season 7-0 en route to a 9-0-1 record.