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Fighting Illini Down Michigan State 37-34 - Match Report

Brandon Peters's 369-yard performance through the air was the key in Illinois's 37-34 win over Michigan State on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +15.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 47.5.

Brandon Peters completed 22 of 42 pass attempts for 369 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win.

Elijah Collins rushed for 170 yards for Michigan State, while Brian Lewerke added 96 yards. Brian Lewerke threw for 251 yards for the Spartans, while receivers Cody White and Tre Mosley had 128 and 32 yards respectively.

Illinois lost the offensive yardage battle to Michigan State 526-405 yards in Saturday's game. Michigan State had more first downs as that total ended up 27-16.

Michigan State led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 37:44-22:16 split in that important category.

Next game, Illinois takes its act on the road to face Iowa looking for another win. For Michigan State, they head on the road to face Michigan.