Wisconsin vs Illinois Wrap - Wisconsin Wins 56-32
Melvin Gordon scampered through the Illinois defense for 142 yards as Wisconsin handed the Fighting Illini a 56-32 defeat on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Wisconsin was a favorite by 14.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 56.5.
Joel Stave completed 16 of 21 pass attempts for 189 yards for the Badgers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Josh Ferguson rushed for 25 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 18 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 249 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Steve Hull and Spencer Harris had 105 and 58 yards respectively.
Wisconsin outgained Illinois 478-391 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-23 by the Badgers.
The time of possession battle favored Wisconsin as their offense was on the field for 34:18, longer than the 25:42 of their opponents.
Wisconsin looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Iowa. Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track vs Michigan State.