Northwestern utilizes east end zone

It happened. The game was literally turned around when Northwestern safety Brian Peters intercepted an errant Eddie McGee pass and ran 59 yards for a touchdown on the return -- to the now-infamous east end zone.

Despite the best efforts of the Big Ten and both schools to prevent their players from being tackled in the east end zone, Peters was mobbed near the wall -- by his own teammates.

Illinois immediately returned to the ground attack with Mikel Leshoure netting a 70-yard scamper. Jason Ford punched it in two plays later from five yards out.

Leshoure has 147 yards on eight carries, and it doesn't look like he'll be done any time soon.