Badgers Down Illinois 28-17 - Match Report
Montee Ball ran for 224 yards as Wisconsin handled Illinois by a score of 28-17 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Wisconsin won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 14.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 51.5.
Russell Wilson completed 10 of 13 pass attempts for 90 yards for the Badgers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Donovonn Young rushed for 43 yards for Illinois, while Jason Ford added 39 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 99 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Jon Davis and A.J. Jenkins had 53 and 33 yards respectively.
Wisconsin was outgained by Illinois 301-285 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 19-16 by the Fighting Illini.
The time of possession battle favored Wisconsin as their offense was on the field for 33:24, longer than the 26:36 of their opponents.
Next game, Wisconsin takes its act home to face Penn State looking for another win. For Illinois, they head on the road to face Minnesota.