Fighting Illini Fall 52-22 Against Ohio State - Game Recap
Illinois was unable to contain Carlos Hyde on Saturday and the result was a 52-22 Week 10 loss against the Buckeyes.
Bettors who backed the Buckeyes were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 25 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 50.5.
Braxton Miller completed 12 of 20 pass attempts for 226 yards for the Buckeyes in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Nathan Scheelhaase rushed for 36 yards for Illinois, while Jon Davis added 27 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 96 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Darius Millines and Jon Davis had 37 and 14 yards respectively.
Illinois was outgained by Ohio State 567-170 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 32-15 by the Buckeyes.
The time of possession battle favored Ohio State as their offense was on the field for 33:31, longer than the 26:29 of their opponents.
Next game, Ohio State takes its act on the road to face Wisconsin looking for another win. For Illinois, they head home to face Minnesota.