Fighting Illini Fall 24-13 Against Ohio State - Game Recap
Illinois was unable to contain Terrelle Pryor on Saturday and the result was a 24-13 Week 5 loss against the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 16-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 49.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Terrelle Pryor completed 9 of 16 pass attempts for 76 yards for the Buckeyes in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Fighting Illini defense.
Mikel LeShoure rushed for 80 yards for Illinois, while Jason Ford added 27 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 109 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Jarred Fayson and Nathan Scheelhaase had 83 and 23 yards respectively.
Illinois lost the offensive yardage battle to Ohio State 290-251 yards in Saturday's game. Ohio State had more first downs as that total ended up 16-11.
Ohio State led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 31:16/28:44 split in that important category.
Ohio State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Indiana. Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track at Penn State.