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Wildcats Down Eastern Illinois 42-21 - Match Report

Kain Colter scampered through the Eastern Illinois defense for 109 yards as Northwestern handed the Panthers a 42-21 defeat on Saturday at Ryan Field.

Northwestern did not, however, defeat the Panthers against the spread, which closed at 32 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 53.5.

Kain Colter completed 10 of 13 pass attempts for 104 yards for the Wildcats in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Jimmy Lera rushed for 78 yards for Eastern Illinois, while AJ Woodson added 45 yards. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 209 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Kenny Whittaker and Sam Hendricks had 77 and 31 yards respectively.

Eastern Illinois was outgained by Northwestern 437-341 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-13 by the Wildcats.

The time of possession battle favored Northwestern as their offense was on the field for 36:22, longer than the 23:38 of their opponents.