College Football

Illinois Fighting Illini (8-5)


Sat. 11/19 Sat. 11/26 Mon. 1/2
@ Mich
L 17-19
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@ NW
W 41-3
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vs. MissSt
L 10-19
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Mississippi St rallies to win ReliaQuest Bowl, honors Leach

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Massimo Biscardi made a 27-yard tiebreaking field goal with four seconds left, Marcus Banks returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown on the game's last play and No. 24 Mississippi State rallied to beat Illinois 19-10 in the ReliaQuest Bowl on Monday in the Bulldogs' first game since coach Mike Leach's death.

Banks' score came on Illinois' fifth lateral following a completed pass after the Fighting Ilini got the ball at their own 29. There was a scrum on the field as the game ended, but order was restored after a couple of minutes.

Will Rogers was 29 of 44 yards for 261 yards and one touchdown for Mississippi State (9-4, No. 22 CFP).

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. DeVito2650
Passing TDs: T. DeVito15
Rushing Yards: C. Brown1643
Rushing TDs: C. Brown10
Receiving Yards: I. Williams715
Receiving TDs: I. Williams5
Interceptions: S. Brown6
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/27 vs. Wyoming W 38 - 6
9/2 at Indiana L 20 - 23
9/10 vs. Virginia W 24 - 3
9/22 vs. Chattanooga W 31 - 0
10/1 at Wisconsin W 34 - 10
10/8 vs. Iowa W 9 - 6
10/15 vs. Minnesota W 26 - 14
10/29 at Nebraska W 26 - 9
11/5 vs. Michigan State L 15 - 23
11/12 vs. Purdue L 24 - 31
11/19 at 3 Michigan L 17 - 19
11/26 at Northwestern W 41 - 3
1/2 vs. 22 Mississippi State L 10 - 19
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
2 Michigan 9-0 13-1
4 Ohio State 8-1 11-2
11 Penn State 7-2 11-2
Maryland 4-5 8-5
Michigan State 3-6 5-7
Indiana 2-7 4-8
Rutgers 1-8 4-8
West
  Conference Overall
Purdue 6-3 8-6
Illinois 5-4 8-5
Iowa 5-4 8-5
Minnesota 5-4 9-4
Wisconsin 4-5 7-6
Nebraska 3-6 4-8
Northwestern 1-8 1-11
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4914 (67)
Passing Yards: 2753 (85)
Rushing Yards: 2161 (54)
Points per game: 24.2 (100)
Yards per game: 378.0 (79)
Touchdowns: 33 (97)
Field Goals: 21 (13)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3556 (6)
Passing Yards: 2259 (12)
Rushing Yards: 1297 (12)
Points per game: 12.8 (1)
Yards per game: 273.5 (3)
Touchdowns: 15 (1)
Field Goals: 19 (121)
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