Arizona State vs Illinois Recap - Fighting Illini Win 17-14
Illinois won 17-14 on Saturday against Arizona State behind a 103-yard receiving performance from A.J. Jenkins at Memorial Stadium.
Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 55.5.
Nathan Scheelhaase completed 11 of 15 pass attempts for 135 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Sun Devils defense.
Cameron Marshall rushed for 69 yards for Arizona State, while Brock Osweiler added 17 yards. Brock Osweiler threw for 256 yards for the Sun Devils, while receivers Gerell Robinson and Aaron Pflugrad had 88 and 75 yards respectively.
Illinois was outgained by Arizona State 362-240 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-16 by the Sun Devils.
Illinois lost the time of possession battle 31:40/28:20, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Illinois looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Western Michigan. Arizona State will aim to get back on the winning track vs Southern Cal.