South Dakota State vs Illinois Recap - Fighting Illini Win 56-3

South Dakota State vs Illinois Recap - Fighting Illini Win 56-3

The Jackrabbits had no answer for Troy Pollard on Saturday as the Fighting Illini rolled to a 56-3 win at Memorial Stadium.

Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 26.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 50.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 6 of 8 pass attempts for 102 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Tyrel Kool rushed for 32 yards for South Dakota State, while Zach Zenner added 11 yards. Thomas O'Brien threw for 37 yards for the Jackrabbits, while receivers Dominique Clare and Tyrel Kool had 21 and 13 yards respectively.

Illinois outgained South Dakota State 519-96 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-6 by the Fighting Illini.

South Dakota State lost the time of possession battle 34:33/25:27, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.