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Morning Box Score: Hawks Win, Bulls Win, College FB Roundup

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 31, 2010 2:00PM

2010_10_31_MBS.jpg (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Full slate of games between major sports yesterday. Here's hwo they turned out:


Bulls 101, Pistons 91: Down by 21 at one point during the third quarter, the Bulls were not playing up to expectations for much of the game, but the bench sparked a comeback, outscoring the Pistons 34-9 in the final quarter to prevent Detroit from spoiling the Bulls' home opener and earn Tom Thibodeau his first win as a head coach. Derrick Rose led the Bulls with 39 points and James Johnson keyed the bench production with eight points and nine rebounds.


Blackhawks 3, WIld 1: Coach Joel Quenneville shook up the lines once again, with positive results. Troy Brouwer, paired with the top line of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, scored, Duncan Keith had the game winner and Marty Turco rebounded from a poor performance in goal Friday night against edmonton to help the Blackhawks chalk up a road win.

College Football

Illinois 44, Purdue 10: Illinois continued to ride the arm and legs of freshman quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to respectability. Scheelhaase rushed for 118 yards and threw for four touchdowns as the Illini routed Purdue in Champaign.

Northwestern 20, Indiana 17: Backup quarterback Evan Watkins manufactured a drive that set up Stefan Demos's 45-yard field goal and NU held off a late Indiana rally to escape with a win in Bloomington, IN. Wildcats starting GB Dan Persa left midway through the fourth quarter with an apparent concussion.

Tulsa 28, Notre Dame 27: Wonder if there's some buyers remorse in South Bend over the hiring of Brian Kelly? Tulsa played the Irish tough all game. Kevin Fitzpatrick's field goal turned out to be the difference and John Flanders' end zone interception with 36 seconds left sealed the upset for Tulsa. ND quarterback Dayne Crist suffered a patella tendon injury that will sideline him the rest of the season.

NIU 28, Western Michigan 21: Huskies quarterback Chandler Harnish led a balanced offensive attack, throwing for two scores and rushing for another, as Northern Illinois pulled off a victory in Kalamazoo to remanin perfect in the Mid America Conference.