Josh Ferguson led the way with 190 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.
Carlos Hyde ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Braxton Miller had another 184 yards rushing and two scores Saturday to push No. 3 Ohio State past Illinois 60-35.
Cody Latimer set career highs with 11 catches and 189 yards receiving and hauled in three touchdowns as Indiana defeated Illinois 52-35 on Saturday.
Connor Cook threw for three touchdowns and Michigan State’s defense locked down Illinois Saturday on the way to a 42-3 win.
Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 225 yards and two touchdowns and Nebraska’s maligned defense was much improved in a 39-19 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns and Illinois used a 29-point second quarter to blow by Miami of Ohio 50-14 on Saturday.
Nathan Scheelhaase passed for 312 yards and four touchdowns to lead Illinois to a surprise 45-17 win Saturday over Cincinnati.
Nathan Scheelhaase threw for career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. But the Illini had to hang on late to beat the Football Championship Subdivision school.
Illinois missed starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, to be sure. But he doesn’t play defense, and that was the area where the Illini struggled mightily against Arizona State.