Boxscore
Penn State 10, Illinois 7
Saturday, October 29, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Beaver Stadium
Attendance - 97828

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Illinois 0 0 7 0 7
Penn State 0 0 0 10 10

Recap


Joe Paterno became the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I history as Silas Redd’s 3-yard touchdown run with 1:08 left gave No. 19 Penn State a 10-7 victory over visiting Illinois on Saturday.

Paterno passed Grambling's Eddie Robinson with his 409th victory as Penn State (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten) won its seventh straight game and improved the Nittany Lions to 15-4 all-time versus Illinois.

Derek Dimke, who was 7-for-7 on field goal attempts, hit the upright on a 42-yard attempt as time expired to send the Fighting Illini (6-3, 2-3 Big Ten) to their third straight loss.

A pass interference penalty in the end zone on fourth down bailed out Penn State's anemic offense in the closing minutes to set up the winning score. Redd finished with 137 yards for his fifth straight 100-yard rushing game and also surpassed 1,000 yards to give Penn State its seventh straight season with a 1,000-yard rusher.

Illinois, which had three turnovers, tried a two-quarterback rotation in hopes of sparking a slumping offense. Sophomore Nathan Scheelhaase and freshman Reilly O'Toole split snaps, but totaled only 92 yards passing and one touchdown. Scheelhaase added 99 yards rushing.

The Nittany Lions jumped back on the quarterback carousel, switching between Matt McGloin and Robert Bolden. McGloin, however, appeared to separate himself as the go-to-guy with a solid final drive. He finished with 94 yards passing and an interception.

Penn State also committed three turnovers and was 3-for-14 on third-down conversions.

Jason Ford rushed for 91 yards, including a 19-yarder in which he spun off three tackles and squeezed through the Penn State defense to set up Illinois' touchdown - a 10-yard pass from Scheelhaase to Spencer Harris in the third quarter.

Derek Moye, Penn State's leading receiver, returned from a broken foot suffered earlier in the fourth quarter to catch two balls for 28 yards on the final drive.

John Gagliardi of Division III St. John's (Minnesota) leads all NCAA coaches with 482 wins. Gagliardi is 50 days older than Paterno.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
3rd Quarter - 3:32
Illinois   TD  Penn State 0 - Illinois 7
4th Quarter - 7:00
Penn State   FG  Penn State 3 - Illinois 7
4th Quarter - 1:08
Penn State   TD  Penn State 10 - Illinois 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Illinois Penn State
W/L 6 - 3 - 0 8 - 1 - 0
Conference 2 - 3 - 0 5 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Illinois Penn State
Score 7 10
First Downs 16 14
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-18
39%
3-for-15
20%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 286 209
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 50-192 41-111
Average/Rush 3.8 2.7
Passing
Comp-Att 13-24 9-28
Passing Yards 94 98
Average/Pass Play 3.6 3.1
Penalties-Yards 6-50 4-30
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 6-2
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 32:51 27:09

PLAYER STATS

Illinois (6 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Scheelhaase 9/16 63 1 0
R. O'Toole 4/7 31 0 1
T. Russell 0/1 0 0 1
Penn State (8 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. McGloin 9/24 98 0 1
R. Bolden 0/4 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Ford 24 100 4.2 0
N. Scheelhaase 14 89 6.4 0
D. Young 5 4 0.8 0
T. Pollard 5 2 0.4 0
R. O'Toole 1 0 0.0 0
A. Jenkins 1 -3 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Redd 30 137 4.6 1
M. Zordich 2 3 1.5 0
B. Beachum 2 1 0.5 0
R. Bolden 2 -9 -4.5 0
M. McGloin 4 -20 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jenkins 6 43 7.2 0
S. Harris 2 24 12.0 1
J. Davis 1 16 16.0 0
R. Lankford 1 12 12.0 0
J. Ford 2 5 2.5 0
D. Millines 1 -6 -6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Brown 3 50 16.7 0
D. Moye 2 29 14.5 0
D. Smith 3 17 5.7 0
M. Zordich 1 2 2.0 0
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