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Fighting Illini vs Boilermakers Final: 20-16 - Recap

Purdue was unable to contain Josh Ferguson on Saturday and the result was a 20-16 Week 13 loss against the Fighting Illini.

The Fighting Illini earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 6.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 55.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 24 of 30 pass attempts for 257 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Boilermakers defense.

Akeem Hunt rushed for 102 yards for Purdue, while Brandon Cottom added 22 yards. Danny Etling threw for 163 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers Cameron Posey and Justin Sinz had 52 and 45 yards respectively.

Purdue lost the offensive yardage battle to Illinois 380-283 yards in Saturday's game. Illinois had more first downs as that total ended up 22-11.

Purdue led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:08/29:52 split in that important category.

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