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September 9, 2013 at 11:54 AM

By the numbers: No. 19 UW (1-0) vs. Illinois (2-0) in Chicago

Game 2: No. 19 Washington (1-0) vs. Illinois (2-0) at Soldier Field, Chicago — 3 p.m., Big Ten Network

Last game: Huskies 38, Boise State 6 (Aug. 31); Illini 45, Cincinnati 17

By the numbers:

Illinois offense

Points per game: 43.5

Passing yards per game:  363.5

Rushing yards per game: 129.5

Total offense per game: 493 (6.90 yards per play)

Red zone: 7 of 8 conversions (87.5 percent)

QB Nathan Scheelhaase: 54 of 73 (74.0 percent) for 728 yards with 6 TD and 1 INT, 182.12 rating in two games. (2012: 149 of 246 for 1,361 yards with 4 TD and 8 INT, 105.92 rating in 10 games)

RB  Josh Ferguson: 18 carries, 96 yards, 5.3 ypc; 6 receptions, 158 yards, 26.3 avg., 2 TD

RB Donovonn Young: 22 carries, 70 yards, 3.2 ypc, 2 TD

WR Ryan Lankford: 7 receptions, 125 yards, 17.9 avg

Illinois defense

Points per game allowed: 25.5

Passing yards allowed per game:  324.5

Rushing yards allowed per game: 107

Total defense per game: 431.5 (6.12 yards per play)

Red zone defense: 8 of 10

LB Jonathan Brown: 23 tackles, 1 TFL, 0.5 sacks

LB Mason Monheim: 18 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack

If you missed it, Illinois “stunned” Cincinnati on Saturday, with Scheelhaase putting up some gaudy numbers once again.

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