*counting their missed FG as the defense holding them.
Yeah, we gave up a lot of points to Illinois. But our defense stepped up more times than the score would indicate to someone just glancing at it. We turned the ball over 5 times and still won.
Illinois had 16 drives.
They had 1 turnover.
They had 1 missed field goal.
They had 3 made field goals.
They had 5 touchdowns.
They had 6 punts.
Side note, only one team this year has made Illinois punt more than 6 times, and that was Purdue (obviously though they didn't have as many possessions in any other of their games).
Oh, and we held Illinois scoreless during the third quarter, too.