Louisiana Tech vs Illinois Wrap - Louisiana Tech Wins 52-24
Illinois was unable to slow down Quinton Patton, who produced 164 receiving yards as the Bulldogs defeated the Fighting Illini 52-24 on Saturday.
Bettors who backed the Bulldogs were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 57.5.
Colby Cameron completed 15 of 22 pass attempts for 284 yards for the Bulldogs in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Donovonn Young rushed for 78 yards for Illinois, while Reilly O'Toole added 31 yards. Reilly O'Toole threw for 120 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Josh Ferguson and Ryan Lankford had 84 and 51 yards respectively.
Illinois lost the offensive yardage battle to Louisiana Tech 403-324 yards in Saturday's game. Illinois had more first downs as that total ended up 20-17.
The time of possession battle favored Illinois as their offense was on the field for 36:19, longer than the 23:41 of their opponents.
Next game, Louisiana Tech takes its act on the road to face Virginia looking for another win. For Illinois, they head home to face Penn State.