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Fighting Illini vs Red Wolves Final: 33-15 - Recap

Fighting Illini vs Red Wolves Final: 33-15 - Recap

The Red Wolves were burned by A.J. Jenkins for 148 receiving yards on Saturday as the Fighting Illini picked up a 33-15 win at Memorial Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Fighting Illini were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 19. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 54.5.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 16 of 23 pass attempts for 267 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Frankie Jackson rushed for 39 yards for Arkansas State, while Jermaine Robertson added 15 yards. Ryan Aplin threw for 290 yards for the Red Wolves, while receivers Dwayne Frampton and Taylor Stockemer had 99 and 87 yards respectively.

Arkansas State lost the offensive yardage battle to Illinois 473-350 yards in Saturday's game. Illinois had more first downs as that total ended up 24-15.

Illinois led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 35:43/24:17 split in that important category.

Illinois looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against South Dakota State. Arkansas State will aim to get back on the winning track vs Memphis.