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2007 December Madness Tourney - MU vs. Ill.
Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall
Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Dec 13, 2007


The simulated 16-team college football tournament - First Round Missouri vs. Illinois


What if college football had a 16-team tournament at the end of the year to decide a championship? WhatIfSports.com has taken the CFN Championship Series and run a simulation for each round. Go to the WhatIfSports.com December Madness page for further breakdowns of all the games.
 

FIRST ROUND
 
Illinois (11) at Missouri (6)
 
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Illinois 0 10 6 13 29
Missouri 14 10 0 7 31
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
Mizzou 8:07 TD Tony Temple 1 yd. run (Wolfert kick) 0-7
Mizzou 1:53 TD Chase Daniel 8 yd. run (Wolfert kick) 0-14
2nd Quarter
Mizzou 12:09 TD Jeremy Maclin 75 yd. run (Wolfert kick) 0-21
Ill 6:37 TD Arrelious Benn 2 yd. run (Reda kick) 7-21
Mizzou 2:12 FG Jeff Wolfert 21 yds. 7-24
Ill 0:37 FG Jason Reda 36 yds. 10-24
3rd Quarter
Ill 3:57 TD Rashard Mendenhall 51 yd. run (Reda missed extra point) 16-24
4th Quarter
Mizzou 14:21 TD Jimmy Jackson 3 yd. run (Wolfert kick) 16-31
Ill 7:15 TD Juice Williams 12 yd. run (Reda kick) 23-31
Ill 0:16 TD Juice Williams 3 yd. run (2-PT conversion failed) 29-31
 
Team Statistics
  Illinois Missouri
First Downs 29 25
- Rushing 24 12
- Passing 5 12
- Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Eff 8/16 8/15
4th Down Eff 1/1 0/0
Rushes-Yards 69-357 40-189
Avg Rush 5.2 4.7
Comp-Att-Int 6-10-0 20-30-0
Passing Yards 82 240
Sacks-Yards 0-0 5-36
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Punts-Avg 6-41.0 4-39.0
KR-Avg 6-13.7 6-19.5
PR-Avg 4-5.5 6-14.3
Penalties-Yard 3-15 1-5
Time of Possession 30:31 29:29
Illinois Individual Stats   Missouri Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
Rashard Mendenhall 29 181 1 51 1
Juice Williams 16 81 0 17 2
Troy Pollard 11 59 0 11 0
Arrelious Benn 11 26 0 7 1
Daniel Dufrene 2 10 0 8 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
Jeremy Maclin 4 115 1 75 1
Tony Temple 17 62 0 13 1
Jimmy Jackson 3 12 0 7 1
Chase Daniel 16 0 0 10 1
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
Rashard Mendenhall 2 25 0 0 18 0
Jeff Cumberland 1 23 1 0 23 0
Kyle Hudson 1 13 0 0 13 0
Jacob Willis 1 13 0 0 13 0
Arrelious Benn 1 8 0 0 8 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
Martin Rucker 5 68 0 0 19 0
Jeremy Maclin 3 65 2 0 31 0
Danario Alexander 4 40 0 0 16 0
Tommy Saunders 3 29 0 0 17 0
Chase Coffman 2 17 0 0 10 0
William Franklin 1 13 0 0 13 0
Tony Temple 1 6 0 0 6 0
Jimmy Jackson 1 2 0 0 2 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Juice Williams 6 10 82 0 0
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Chase Daniel 20 30 240 0 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Jason Reda 36 -
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Jeff Wolfert 21 47
Player of the Game:
Jeremy Maclin (Missouri)