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Recap - Wildcats Defeat Illinois 50-14

Recap - Wildcats Defeat Illinois 50-14

Illinois was unable to contain Venric Mark on Saturday and the result was a 50-14 Week 13 loss against the Wildcats.

Bettors who backed the Wildcats were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 19 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 50.5.

Kain Colter completed 9 of 11 pass attempts for 102 yards for the Wildcats in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Donovonn Young rushed for 74 yards for Illinois, while Josh Ferguson added 24 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 91 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Miles Osei and Darius Millines had 34 and 31 yards respectively.

Illinois was outgained by Northwestern 450-242 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 29-12 by the Wildcats.

The time of possession battle favored Northwestern as their offense was on the field for 37:03, longer than the 22:57 of their opponents.