“It really kind of ignited us a bit,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.
Stanley found Matt VandeBerg for a 39-yard TD reception to push the lead to 15 early in the fourth quarter, and Akrum Wadley put the game away on an 18-yard touchdown run with 8:49 left.
Wadley finished with 115 yards, surpassing the 100-yard mark for the third time this season, and he added a 2-yard TD reception.
Jeff George Jr. threw for 246 yards in his first start of the season — but he also threw three interceptions without finding the end zone.
“That’s never a good thing,”” said Illinois coach Lovie Smith about George’s turnovers. “He made a lot of good plays as much as anything.”
Crawford earned a 10-1 opening-night win against the Pittsburgh Penguins and a 5-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Anton Forsberg made 39 saves in his Blackhawks debut Monday against the Maple Leafs.
Patrick Kane (two goals, four assists), Ryan Hartman (one goal, five assists) and Brandon Saad (four goals, one assist) lead Chicago in scoring.
Puck management and discipline will be keys for the Blackhawks against the Canadiens, according to Chicago captain Jonathan Toews.
“We didn’t manage the puck well (against the Maple Leafs), didn’t Wholesale NHL Jerseys win the little battles,” said Toews, who scored his second goal Super Cheap Jerseys Fans of the season against Toronto. “We just put ourselves in positions where we were behind the eight-ball. We had to take some stick penalties. They’re pretty strict with the calls. We have to be a bit more careful and put ourselves in better defensive positions.”