Monte Ball thrashed the Illinois Fighting Illini defense for 224 yards and two touchdowns as Wisconsin took down the Illini 28-17. Illinois led 17-7 at halftime, but fell apart with four second-half turnovers as the Illini dropped their fifth straight game. They will head to Minnesota to take on the Gophers in the regular-season finale.
Missouri became bowl eligible with their 31-27 victory over Texas Tech. James Franklin rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns including the game-winner with 2:22 left in regulation. The Tigers were without coach Gary Pinkel, who was serving a school imposed one game suspension after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last week. Mizzou will take on Kansas at Arrowhead this week in the regular-season finale.