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Fighting Illini Down Miami (Ohio) 50-14 - Match Report

Fighting Illini Down Miami (Ohio) 50-14 - Match Report

Illinois cruised to victory on Saturday, as they ran up a 50-14 score against Miami (Ohio) in Week 5 action at Memorial Stadium.

Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 27.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 48.5.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 19 of 24 pass attempts for 278 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the RedHawks defense.

Austin Gearing rushed for 81 yards for Miami (Ohio), while Spencer Treadwell added 23 yards. Austin Boucher threw for 95 yards for the RedHawks, while receivers Fred McRae and Steve Marck had 45 and 19 yards respectively.

Miami (Ohio) was outgained by Illinois 601-250 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 36-14 by the Fighting Illini.

The time of possession battle favored Illinois as their offense was on the field for 31:23, longer than the 28:37 of their opponents.

Illinois looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Nebraska. Miami (Ohio) will aim to get back on the winning track vs Central Michigan.