>>Texans Top Bears In Defensive Struggle
(Chicago, IL) -- Houston forced four turnovers as the Texans defeated Chicago, 13-6. Bears QB
Jay Cutler threw for 40 yards and two interceptions before leaving with a
concussion. Jason Campbell came on to throw for 94 yards on 11-of-19 passing.
Brandon Marshall made eight catches for 107 yards. Chicago dropped to 7-and-2
with the loss. The Bears play next Monday night at San Francisco.
>>Rams Play To Tie With Niners
(San Francisco, CA) -- The Rams and 49ers each missed overtime field goals as the teams played to a 24-24 tie. Steven Jackson had 101 yards and a touchdown on the ground for the Rams, and
Danny Amendola returned from a shoulder injury to make 11 catches for 102
yards. Sam Bradford threw for 275 yards and two scores for St. Louis, which is
now 3-5-and-1. It's the first tie in the NFL since the Eagles and Bengals
finished knotted at 13 in November of 2008. The Rams host the Jets next week.
>>Illinois Falls To Minnesota
(Champaign, IL) -- Illinois committed two turnovers and couldn't muster enough offense in a 17-3 loss to
Minnesota on Saturday. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 175 yards as the Illini
fell to 2-and-8 with a winless 0-and-6 mark in Big Ten play. Illinois hosts
Purdue next week.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) -- The college basketball season got underway this weekend. Illinois defeated Colgate on Saturday, 75-55. The Illini host St. Francis tonight. DePaul crushed UC Riverside
Friday, 91-59. Notre Dame opened with a 58-49 win over Evansville and hosts
Monmouth tonight. Northwestern starts its season tomorrow against Texas
>>Illini Host St. Francis Tonight
(Champaign, IL) -- Illinois basketball hosts St. Francis tonight at Assembly Hall. The Illini topped
Colgate 75-55 on Friday to open the season. Brandon Paul led the way with 20
points and eight rebounds.