Nittany Lions Down Illinois 35-7 - Match Report
Zach Zwinak tore up the turf for 100 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Nittany Lions to a 35-7 win over the Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium.
The Nittany Lions were a 2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 41.5.
Matt McGloin completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 211 yards for the Nittany Lions in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Donovonn Young rushed for 63 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 7 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 270 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Ryan Lankford and Spencer Harris had 104 and 41 yards respectively.
Illinois was outgained by Penn State 384-366 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-17 by the Nittany Lions.
Illinois lost the time of possession battle 32:55/27:05, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Penn State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Northwestern. Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track at Wisconsin.