Bears Fall 38-14 Against Illinois - Game Recap
Baylor was unable to contain Mikel LeShoure on Wednesday and the result was a 38-14 Texas Bowl loss against the Fighting Illini.
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 65.5.
Nathan Scheelhaase completed 18 of 23 pass attempts for 242 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jay Finley rushed for 63 yards for Baylor, while Robert Griffin added 44 yards. Robert Griffin threw for 306 yards for the Bears, while receivers Kendall Wright and Brad Taylor had 127 and 73 yards respectively.
Baylor was outgained by Illinois 533-437 yards in Wednesday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-24 by the Fighting Illini.
Baylor lost the time of possession battle 33:15/26:45, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.