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Northern Illinois vs Illinois Wrap - Illinois Wins 28-22

Mikel LeShoure tore up the turf for 180 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Fighting Illini to a 28-22 win over the Huskies at Memorial Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Fighting Illini were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 7. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 45.5.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 8 of 16 pass attempts for 70 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Chandler Harnish rushed for 117 yards for Northern Illinois, while Jasmin Hopkins added 28 yards. Chandler Harnish threw for 208 yards for the Huskies, while receivers Landon Cox and Jack Marks had 74 and 55 yards respectively.

Northern Illinois outgained Illinois 390-389 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-19 by the Fighting Illini.

Northern Illinois lost the time of possession battle 31:10/28:50, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Illinois looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Ohio State. Northern Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track at Minnesota.