Illini knock off Badgers

Illini knock off Badgers

The Illinois Fighting Illini jumped out to a 17-0 lead in Week 6, and withstood a furious second-half surge by No.5 Wisconsin to beat the Badgers 31-26 at Memorial Stadium.

The Illini covered the 2.5-point home spread, and the 57 points scored were OVER the posted total of 54.

Juice Williams was 12-for-19 for 121 yards and a touchdown, while running for 92 yards. Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 160 yards and two majors for the Illini.

Tyler Donovan went 27-for-50 for 391 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, and Travis Beckum had 11 catches for 160 yards for the Badgers.