Illinois vs Michigan State Recap - Spartans Win 26-6
|Illinois vs Michigan State Recap - Spartans Win 26-6|
Illinois couldn't hang with the Spartans on Saturday as Michigan State blasted the Fighting Illini 26-6 in Week 7 action at Spartan Stadium.
Michigan State was a favorite by 6.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 49.5.
Kirk Cousins completed 13 of 24 pass attempts for 201 yards for the Spartans in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Mikel LeShoure rushed for 83 yards for Illinois, while Jason Ford added 14 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 141 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers A.J. Jenkins and Jarred Fayson had 64 and 45 yards respectively.
Michigan State outgained Illinois 294-255 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-16 by the Fighting Illini.
Illinois led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 32:16/27:44 split in that important category.
Michigan State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Northwestern. Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track vs Indiana.