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Western Michigan vs Illinois Wrap - Illinois Wins 24-7

Western Michigan vs Illinois Wrap - Illinois Wins 24-7

The Fighting Illini were Week 1 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Broncos by a score of 24-7 at Memorial Stadium.

The Fighting Illini were a 10-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 50.5.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 11 of 18 pass attempts for 126 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Broncos defense.

Tevin Drake rushed for 29 yards for Western Michigan, while Dareyon Chance added 7 yards. Alex Carder threw for 239 yards for the Broncos, while receivers Jaime Wilson and Eric Monette had 59 and 53 yards respectively.

The time of possession battle favored Illinois as their offense was on the field for 35:02, longer than the 24:58 of their opponents.

Illinois looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Arizona State. Western Michigan will aim to get back on the winning track vs Eastern Illinois.