Illinois, Baylor and Mikel Leshoure Break Numerous Houston Bowl Records


Last night's college football match-up won38-14 by the Illinois Fighting Illini
over Baylor broke a bunch of Texas Bowl, bowl history in the city of
Houston, as well as Illinois and Baylor records. Seriously, there were a
ton, but here are some of the most notable.

-The Illini tied the Texas Bowl record for most points scored 38 and most net yards gained at 533.

-Leshoure tied a Texas Bowl (and Houston Bowl game) record for most
touchdowns with 3, rushed for a Texas Bowl record 187 yards.

-Scheelhaase set a Texas Bowl record for most consecutive passes
completed at 13, completion percentage of 78.0. highest average gain per
pass attempt (min. 20 attempts) at 13.4 yards. Both also highest in
Houston bowl game history.


Mikel Leshoure broke enough records all by himself. A list of Leshoure's standing in Illinois' records:

First (alone): season rushing (1,697), season scoring (122), season
touchdowns (20), season 100-yard rushing games (9), consecutive 100-yard
rushing games (5)

First (tied): season rushing touchdowns (17)

Second: all-purpose yards (1,893), season carries (281)

-WR Kendall Wright set a Texas Bowl record for most receptions at 12.
The record also passed former Baylor WR Gerald McNeil (10) for
most receptions in Houston Bowl game history.Wright also set a
school record for most receptions in single season.

-Baylor QB Robert Griffin III's 30 completions tied a Texas Bowl record.

-Baylor RB Jay Finley had an off night, but still set a school record for single season rushing yards.

Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Paul M. Banks

    Fulbright scholar in media studies, MBA, small media business owner, Published author, Founder of The Sports, a Fox Sports affiliate Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Former political writer for Washington, NBC and numerous business journals Credentialed for: United Nations, Rose Bowl, BCS National Championship, Final Four, Stanley Cup Finals, and NBA Playoffs. Been featured on: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Live, The History Channel, CBS and ESPN radio. Does weekly segments for NBC and Fox Sports Radio stations across the nation.

  • Categories

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: