Bearcats down Fighting Illini

Bearcats down Fighting Illini

Tony Pike passed for 399 yards with six touchdown passes Friday and the Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 49-36.

The Bearcats were an 18.5-point favorite in the game, but were unable to cover the spread. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (59.5).

Ben Guidugli caught seven passes for 149 yards with two touchdowns and Mardy Gilyard had seven receptions for 102 yards and two TDs.

Juice Williams passed for 282 yards with three touchdown passes and a TD run for Illinois, while Fred Sykes caught three passes for 32 yards with two TDs.