Illinois vs Purdue Wrap - Purdue Wins 21-14
The Boilermakers grabbed a Week 8 victory over the Fighting Illini on Saturday, winning 21-14 at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 49.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Caleb TerBush completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 178 yards for the Boilermakers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jason Ford rushed for 83 yards for Illinois, while Donovonn Young added 32 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 217 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers A.J. Jenkins and Jason Ford had 92 and 69 yards respectively.
Illinois outgained Purdue 366-304 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-15 by the Fighting Illini.
The time of possession battle favored Illinois as their offense was on the field for 31:47, longer than the 28:13 of their opponents.
Purdue heads into a Week 9 battle against Michigan. Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Penn State.