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Illinois Falls 20-17 to Boilermakers - Recap

Illinois Falls 20-17 to Boilermakers - Recap

The Boilermakers grabbed a Week 12 victory over the Fighting Illini on Saturday, winning 20-17 at Memorial Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Boilermakers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 6. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 49.5.

Robert Marve completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 173 yards for the Boilermakers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Nathan Scheelhaase rushed for 76 yards for Illinois, while Josh Ferguson added 43 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 160 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Darius Millines and Justin Hardee had 57 and 39 yards respectively.

Illinois was outgained by Purdue 398-333 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-18 by the Fighting Illini.

Purdue lost the time of possession battle 30:57/29:03, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Purdue looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Indiana. Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track at Northwestern.