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11/1/2003 (2003-2004)

Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

#13 Iowa  vs  Illinois  Illinois #13 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Illinois on 11/1/2003 -

W     41 - 10 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 70,397
Kickoff Temp: 40° F
Start Time: 11:10 am CST


Iowa started the game by scoring a touchdown on a season-long 18-play, 77-yard drive that consumed 9:06. QB Nathan Chandler found TE Tony Jackson in the back of the end zone for a one-yard touchdown pass. It was the only scoring in the first quarter.

Iowa added 10 points in the second quarter for a 17-0 halftime advantage. PK Nate Kaeding connected on a 23-yard field goal and RB Fred Russell scored on a two-yard run.

Iowa doubled its scoring output in the third quarter with 17 more points. Kaeding converted a 24-yard field goal, SS Bob Sanders returned a fumble three yards for a touchdown and Russell ran 14 yards for a score. Not only did Russell stretch the Hawkeyes' lead to 34-0 on his last rushing attempt of the game, but he eclipsed 1,000 yards for the season. Russell is only the third Hawkeye running back to top 1,000 yards in a season more than once.

Illinois scored the game's next 10 points in the fourth quarter before true freshman QB Drew Tate tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass, the first of his career, to WR Matt Melloy to complete the scoring.

Iowa totaled a season-high 505 yards of offense and out-rushed the Fighting Illini 244-59. Chandler completed 14-23 passes for a career-high 243 yards and one touchdown. Russell finished with 94 yards on 23 attempts. WR Calvin Davis collected career highs in receptions (5) and receiving yardage (109). LB Abdul Hodge, SS Bob Sanders and DE Matt Roth led the Hawkeyes on defense. Hodge posted a team-high nine tackles (7 solo) and recovered a fumble. Sanders collected three tackles (2 solo), had one pass break-up, forced a fumble and returned a fumble three yards for his first career touchdown. Roth forced a fumble and collected six tackles (4 solo). He matched a career-high with three sacks. Roth's efforts earned him his first Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week honors.




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Rushing 1st Downs135
Passing 1st Downs106
Penalty 1st Downs11
Total First Downs2412
Rushing Attempts5026
Rushing Yards24459
Rushing TDs20
Yards per Rush4.92.3
Passes Completed1616
Passes Attempts2532
Pass Completion %64%50%
Passing TDs21
Passing Yards261206
Passing Yards per Completion16.312.9
Passing Yards per Attempt10.46.4
Total Plays7558
% of Rushing Plays66.7%44.8%
% of Passing Plays33.3%55.2%
Total Offense505265
Yards per Play6.74.6
Lost Fumbles12
Penalty Yards8844
Yards per Penalty8.87.3
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