Illinois vs Missouri Recap - Tigers Win 23-13
T.J. Moe caught 13 passes for 101 yards against the Illinois defense as Missouri handed the Fighting Illini a 23-13 loss on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Tigers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 13.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 52.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Blaine Gabbert completed 34 of 48 pass attempts for 281 yards for the Tigers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Mikel LeShoure rushed for 112 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 76 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 81 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers A.J. Jenkins and Eddie McGee had 33 and 28 yards respectively.
Missouri outgained Illinois 379-281 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-16 by the Tigers.
Illinois lost the time of possession battle 30:01/29:59, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Missouri looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against McNeese State. Illinois will aim to get on the winning track vs. Southern Illinois.