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Defense, special teams carries Penn State

Defense, special teams carries Penn State

The Penn State Nittany Lions scored a touchdown both defensively and via a kick return in a 26-12 win over Illinois at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.

The Nittany Lions just missed covering the 18-point spread at home, and the 38 points scored were UNDER the posted total of 44.

Anthony Morelli had an average day, going 18-for-34 for 144 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, while Tony Hunt was held to 52 yards on 19 carries for Penn State, who had a fumble returned six yards for a score by Tony Davis.

Juice Williams went 13-for-33 for 156 yards and two picks, while Rashard Mendenhall ran 14 times for 161 yards for the Illini.