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Nittany Lions Down Illinois 10-7 - Match Report

Nittany Lions Down Illinois 10-7 - Match Report

Penn State got a 137-yard performance from Silas Redd as a key part of its 10-7 victory over the Fighting Illini on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

The Nittany Lions earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 38.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Matt McGloin completed 9 of 24 pass attempts for 98 yards for the Nittany Lions in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Fighting Illini defense.

Jason Ford rushed for 100 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 89 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 63 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers A.J. Jenkins and Spencer Harris had 43 and 24 yards respectively.

Penn State lost the offensive yardage battle to Illinois 286-209 yards in Saturday's game. Illinois had more first downs as that total ended up 16-14.

Penn State lost the time of possession battle 32:51/27:09, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Penn State heads into a Week 11 battle against Nebraska. Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Michigan.