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October 4, 2010, 02:17 PM
With the good fight that Illinois gave against Ohio State on Saturday and how Iowa destroyed Penn State, can Illinois beat Penn State this weekend, despite it being in Happy Valley?
October 4, 2010  02:33 PM ET

No.

October 4, 2010  02:42 PM ET

Highly doubt it.

October 4, 2010  02:42 PM ET

Zook hasn't quit or anything, has he?

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October 4, 2010  02:54 PM ET

tOSU playing is ultra-conservative is more a reflection on their coaching than Illinois' ability to stop them. Pryor was a little dinged up in the first half.

42 rushing plays to 18 passes - 60 total plays in 31 minutes vs Illinois.

The week before:
41 rushing plays to 33 passes - 74 total plays in the same 31 minutes.


Stat of the game... 76. With 76 yards, Ohio State has not passed for 100 yards against Illinois since 2007.
We all know they CAN pass for more than 100 yards. Apparently they simply chose not to.


but I will not give the game to PSU just yet. The offense has been awful.

October 4, 2010  03:07 PM ET

ILL can do it, but PSU will have to help out a bit with penalties and turnovers. Might be a fun game to watch in the 4th (sorry but I don't think the first 3 will be that entertaining unless you are a fan of either team).

October 4, 2010  04:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

ILL can do it, but PSU will have to help out a bit with penalties and turnovers. Might be a fun game to watch in the 4th (sorry but I don't think the first 3 will be that entertaining unless you are a fan of either team).

I am going against the trend...that is Ill should win this game outright! And we can call if HIppy Valley

October 4, 2010  06:40 PM ET

I actually think the Illini have a very good shot at beating Penn State. I knew they would give the Buckeyes fits, and they were pretty impressive. Defense was solid against the pass and the run. With PSU's pathetic running game, they will have to take shots downfield (which actually worked pretty well against Iowa). And PSU's defense is good, but not as good as tOSU's and Illinois moved the ball decently. I say Illinois wins 21-17 if they can play with the same intensity as they did against the Buckeyes. Bolden sure can throw the ball though if he isn't pressured too much.

October 5, 2010  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

if they can play with the same intensity as they did against the Buckeyes.

And the coaching does not pull a bone headed move.

October 8, 2010  04:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I actually think the Illini have a very good shot at beating Penn State. I knew they would give the Buckeyes fits, and they were pretty impressive. Defense was solid against the pass and the run. With PSU's pathetic running game, they will have to take shots downfield (which actually worked pretty well against Iowa). And PSU's defense is good, but not as good as tOSU's and Illinois moved the ball decently. I say Illinois wins 21-17 if they can play with the same intensity as they did against the Buckeyes. Bolden sure can throw the ball though if he isn't pressured too much.

Very reasonable.

wrong. but reasonable. :)

 
October 9, 2010  01:17 PM ET

Wow. PSU's offense is atrocious.

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