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Fighting Illini Down Penn State 33-13 - Match Report

Fighting Illini Down Penn State 33-13 - Match Report

Mikel LeShoure tore up the turf for 119 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Fighting Illini to a 33-13 win over the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium.

Illinois was an underdog by 9 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 42.5.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 15 of 19 pass attempts for 151 yards for the Fighting Illini in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Evan Royster rushed for 35 yards for Penn State, while Silas Redd added 13 yards. Robert Bolden threw for 142 yards for the Nittany Lions, while receivers Derek Moye and Brett Brackett had 106 and 35 yards respectively.

Penn State lost the offensive yardage battle to Illinois 437-235 yards in Saturday's game. Illinois had more first downs as that total ended up 23-7.

Penn State lost the time of possession battle 38:12/21:48, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Illinois takes its act on the road to face Michigan State looking for another win. For Penn State, they head on the road to face Minnesota.