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Fighting Illini vs Boilermakers Final: 44-10 - Recap

Fighting Illini vs Boilermakers Final: 44-10 - Recap

Nathan Scheelhaase tore up the turf for 118 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Fighting Illini to a 44-10 win over the Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium.

Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 16.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 42.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 16 of 20 pass attempts for 195 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Al-Terek McBurse rushed for 63 yards for Purdue, while Dan Dierking added 50 yards. Sean Robinson threw for 52 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers Antavian Edison and Gary Bush had 20 and 10 yards respectively.

Purdue lost the offensive yardage battle to Illinois 391-205 yards in Saturday's game. Illinois had more first downs as that total ended up 24-9.

Illinois led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 38:17/21:43 split in that important category.

Next game, Illinois takes its act on the road to face Michigan looking for another win. For Purdue, they head home to face Wisconsin.