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Illinois use ground game to get past Spartans

Illinois use ground game to get past Spartans

Quarterback Tim Brasic ran in for two touchdowns and the Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the San Jose State Spartans 40-19 on Saturday night.

Illinois were listed as 14-point favorites and were able to cover the spread on this day. The combined score of 59 fell just UNDER the posted over/under (60).

Brasic completed 17 of 22 passes for 196 yards with one interception in the win.

Pierre Thomas Jr. rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while E.B. Halsey picked up 76 yards and a score on the ground.

Trestin George returned a kickoff for a 96-yard touchdown, while tight end Bryan Watje caught seven passes for 115 yards in the loss.