Fighting Illini upset Nittany Lions

Fighting Illini upset Nittany Lions

The Illinois Fighting Illini scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, and held on to upset the No. 21 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions 27-20 Saturday afternoon.

Illinois won the game as a 3-point underdog at home, and the combined 47 points made it OVER the posted total of 45.

Rashard Mendenhall ran for 76 yards off 18 carries with one touchdown in the win. Juice Williams completed 11 passes for 120 yards with one TD.

Derrick Williams caught five passes for 79 yards with a touchdown for the Nittany Lions. Anthony Morelli was good on 21-of-38 pass attempts for 298 yards with one TD and three interceptions.