Mendenhall, Illinois run past Syracuse

Mendenhall, Illinois run past Syracuse

Rashard Mendenhall ran for three touchdowns in leading the Illinois Fighting Illini to a 41-20 rout of the Syracuse Orange Saturday afternoon.

Illinois easily covered the 11-point spread on the road, while the 61 points sailed OVER the posted total of 44.5.

Mendenhall carried the ball 16 times for 150 yards in the win, and Juice Williams completed 13-of-18 pass attempts for 97 yards and one TD.

Jeremy Sellers ran for touchdown, while QB Andrew Robinson threw for 208 yards and got sacked four times in the Orange’ third straight loss.