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Liberty Bowl, Music City Bowl, Sun Bowl, Holiday Bowl, CarQuest Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl: Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan State Spartans

December 28, 2025
21°
Green Bay Stadium (East Lansing, MI) Attendance: 73,128 (100%)
Fighting Illini 0 0 0 0 - 0
Spartans 3 8 3 6 - 20

Scoring Summary

(Qtr 1) Spartans: 4-2-ILL 31 (10:29) 6-Luke Gabriel 49 yard field goal is GOOD. UMS 3 ILL 0
(Qtr 2) Spartans: 4-13-ILL 13 (10:22) 6-Luke Gabriel 31 yard field goal is GOOD. UMS 6 ILL 0
(Qtr 2) Spartans: 2-19-ILL 3 (3:51) 8-Paul Redman sacked at ILL -7 for -10 yards (90-Carl Truss). Sack allowed by 61-Joel McMillan. SAFETY! (90-Carl Truss) UMS 8 ILL 0
(Qtr 2) Spartans: 4-10-ILL 22 (1:28) 6-Luke Gabriel 40 yard field goal is GOOD. UMS 11 ILL 0
(Qtr 3) Spartans: 4-19-ILL 19 (12:44) 6-Luke Gabriel 37 yard field goal is GOOD. UMS 14 ILL 0
(Qtr 4) Spartans: 4-4-ILL 14 (9:01) 6-Luke Gabriel 33 yard field goal is GOOD. UMS 17 ILL 0
(Qtr 4) Spartans: 4-3-ILL 3 (1:05) 6-Luke Gabriel 21 yard field goal is GOOD. UMS 20 ILL 0

Team Statistics

Spartans Fighting Illini
First Downs 22 6
- Rushing 6 0
- Passing 13 6
- Penalty 3 0
Total Net Yards 438 77
- Offensive Plays 76 51
- Yards Per Play 5.76 1.51
Net Rushing Yards 137 27
- Rushing Attempts 32 11
- Yards Per Rush 4.28 2.45
Net Passing Yards 301 50
- Att/Comp/Int 42 / 28 / 1 31 / 17 / 0
- Gross Passing Yards 319 119
- Sacks/Yards Lost 2 / 18 9 / 69
- Yards Per Pass Play 6.84 1.25
- Yards Per Completion 11.39 7.00
Fumbles/Lost 2 / 1 1 / 1
3rd Down Conversions 5 / 16 3 / 13
- Avg YTG on 3rd Down 8.2 7.6
4th Down Conversions 0 / 0 0 / 0
Penalties/Yards 4 / 25 5 / 40
Punt Returns/Yards 3 / 2 1 / 1
Kick Returns/Yards 0 / 0 1 / 25
Int Returns/Yards 0 / 0 1 / 0
2pt Conversions 0 / 0 0 / 0
Red Zone Visits 4 0
- Red Zone TDs/FGs 0 / 4 0 / 0
Avg Drive Start OWN 27 OWN 25
Time of Possession 38:13 21:47

Drive Charts

Michigan State Spartans

Qtr Start Poss From Plays Yards Result
1 15:00 4:35 OWN 25 8 44 Field Goal
1 9:00 2:01 OWN 24 3 9 Punt
1 6:02 2:11 OWN 36 5 18 Interception
1 2:22 7:04 OWN 17 12 71 Field Goal
2 8:22 3:56 OWN 15 7 37 Punt
2 3:48 1:31 OWN 25 4 24 Fumble
2 1:45 0:20 OPP 47 4 25 Field Goal
3 13:33 0:53 OWN 24 4 57 Field Goal
3 11:02 1:31 OWN 22 3 7 Punt
3 5:38 2:10 OWN 20 3 5 Punt
3 2:05 1:32 OWN 37 3 3 Punt
4 12:39 3:41 OWN 39 6 47 Field Goal
4 7:50 6:48 OWN 11 14 86 Field Goal

Illinois Fighting Illini

Qtr Start Poss From Plays Yards Result
1 10:25 1:25 OWN 25 3 8 Punt
1 6:59 0:57 OWN 20 3 2 Punt
1 3:51 1:28 OWN 28 3 5 Punt
2 10:19 1:56 OWN 25 3 9 Punt
2 4:26 0:38 OWN 11 2 -19 Safety
2 2:18 0:33 OWN 46 4 11 Fumble
2 1:25 1:25 OWN 25 2 -5 Half
3 15:00 1:27 OWN 25 3 2 Punt
3 12:40 1:38 OWN 25 3 7 Punt
3 9:31 3:53 OWN 26 7 24 Punt
3 3:28 1:23 OWN 27 3 -16 Punt
3 0:33 2:54 OWN 11 6 -2 Punt
4 8:58 1:08 OWN 25 5 24 Punt
4 1:02 1:02 OWN 26 4 17 Game

Rushing Stats

Michigan State Spartans

Name Att Yds Avg Lng 10+ TDs
Robert Tisdale 19 82 4.32 10 2 0
Mark Fernandez 8 28 3.50 11 1 0
Kenneth Berry 4 26 6.50 12 1 0
Jimmy Latour 1 1 1.00 1 0 0

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name Att Yds Avg Lng 10+ TDs
Paul Shaffer 9 20 2.22 9 0 0
Robert Jankowski 1 5 5.00 5 0 0
Henry McKinney 1 2 2.00 2 0 0

Passing Stats

Michigan State Spartans

Name Att Comp Yds Sk/Yd TDs Lng Int Rate
Dennis Jenkins 42 28 319 2 / 18 0 51 1 79.37

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name Att Comp Yds Sk/Yd TDs Lng Int Rate
Paul Redman 31 17 119 9 / 69 0 16 0 63.78

Receiving Stats

Michigan State Spartans

Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TDs
Kevin Ray 12 164 13.67 51 0
Robert Tisdale 5 47 9.40 30 0
Isaac Allen 5 45 9.00 13 0
German Schofield 3 43 14.33 19 0
Frederick Robert 2 14 7.00 12 0
Mark Fernandez 1 6 6.00 6 0

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TDs
Wayne Hall 3 39 13.00 16 0
Daniel Scott 5 34 6.80 8 0
Robert Jankowski 4 20 5.00 14 0
Christopher Wilson 2 12 6.00 8 0
William Porter 1 8 8.00 8 0
Matthew Jackson 2 6 3.00 4 0

Blocking Stats

Michigan State Spartans

Name PassBlk RunBlk SkAlld TklAlld
Robin Saucier 54 47 1 3
Timothy Lamb 54 47 0 4
Robert Tisdale 13 5 0 0
Marc Kapoor 0 2 0 1
Danny Azar 0 1 0 0
Henry Smith 0 1 0 0
Paul Stokes 1 2 0 0
Otto Britton 2 0 0 0
Charles Jones 0 2 0 0
Ronald Lamarr 0 1 0 0
Lawrence Brannon 0 2 0 2
Patrick Williams 0 1 0 0
Robert Dotts 3 0 0 0
Bret Vega 0 9 0 0
Timothy Perales 11 0 0 0
David Walsh 55 39 0 1
Donald Clark 10 0 0 0
Russell Dotson 6 0 0 0
Mark Fernandez 7 5 0 0
Jimmy Latour 8 10 0 0
Kenneth Berry 27 24 0 1
Bernardo Danley 55 39 0 2
Kevin Ray 6 32 0 3
Albert Davis 55 41 0 2
German Schofield 0 9 0 0
Frederick Robert 0 13 0 2
Isaac Allen 0 11 0 2
David Shoffner 0 1 0 0

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name PassBlk RunBlk SkAlld TklAlld
Joel McMillan 50 19 4 4
Henry Grant 40 19 3 4
Thomas Hall 38 17 1 1
Donald Masterson 40 14 0 2
Steven Turk 0 2 0 1
James Skinner 0 1 0 0
Calvin Harris 0 1 0 0
Alvin Bower 0 1 0 0
Jeff Boutwell 0 1 0 0
Donald Grey 0 2 0 0
Sonny Adams 0 2 0 0
Richard Smith 0 1 0 0
Tyler Cardenas 0 3 0 0
Brian Burns 0 3 0 0
Christopher Wilson 0 7 0 0
David Dixon 0 2 0 0
Paul Shaffer 20 5 0 0
Larry Taylor 10 4 0 0
Michael Spiro 13 2 0 0
Henry McKinney 11 5 0 0
Alex Moore 8 4 0 1
Matthew Jackson 0 6 0 0
Robert Jankowski 28 11 0 0
Darrell Thompson 50 14 0 0
Daniel Scott 8 11 0 1
Larry Fry 0 1 0 0

Interception Stats

Michigan State Spartans

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name Int Yds Avg TDs
James Skinner 1 0 0.00 0

Fumble Stats

Michigan State Spartans

Name Fumb Recov Force TDs
Kevin Ray 1 0 0 0
German Schofield 1 1 0 0
Jeffrey Draeger 0 1 1 0

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name Fumb Recov Force TDs
Paul Redman 1 0 0 0
Randy Fry 0 1 0 0
Brian Burns 0 0 1 0

Punting

Michigan State Spartans

Name Punts Yds Avg Net Lng In 20
Clarence Sims 5 226 45.20 45.00 48 3

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name Punts Yds Avg Net Lng In 20
Robert Reidy 10 479 47.90 45.90 52 3

Kicking

Michigan State Spartans

Name FG 40+ 50+ Lng XP
Luke Gabriel 6 / 6 2 / 2 0 / 0 49 0 / 0

Illinois Fighting Illini

Punt Return

Michigan State Spartans

Name Ret Yds Avg Lng TDs
German Schofield 3 2 0.7 1 0

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name Ret Yds Avg Lng TDs
Matthew Jackson 1 1 1.0 1 0

Kick Return

Michigan State Spartans

Illinois Fighting Illini

Name Ret Yds Avg TDs
Matthew Jackson 1 25 25.0 0

Defensive Stats