ncaaf Game Recap
Fighting Illini Fall 29-10 Against Northwestern - Game Recap
The Fighting Illini had no answer for Coco Azema on Saturday as the Wildcats rolled to a 29-10 win at Memorial Stadium.
Northwestern was an underdog by +6.0 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 39.5.
Coco Azema rushed for 123 yards, while Andrew Marty added 111 yards in the win. Riley Lees and Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman added 47 and 8 receiving yards respectively.
Dre Brown rushed for 17 yards for Illinois, while Isaiah Williams added 15 yards. Matt Robinson threw for 108 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Caleb Reams and Casey Washington had 57 and 55 yards respectively.
Illinois lost the offensive yardage battle to Northwestern 433-160 yards in Saturday's game. Northwestern had more first downs as that total ended up 22-9.
Illinois lost the time of possession battle 41:48-18:12, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.