09/21/2018 – Penn State vs Illinois – Football Preview

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Penn State vs Illinois

9:00 PM – September 21, 2018

Memorial Stadium , Champaign, IL

LINE:

CURRENT:

ILL +27.5

TOTAL:

60

OPENING:

ILL +27.5

TOTAL:

60

PAT’S THOUGHTS:

Illinois is the play here.  At night, getting buckets of points.  That being said, they are on a completely different level than Penn State, and I am not comfortable playing a team that has no chance of winning, and probably no chance of being competitive.  Pass.

Schedule:

Penn State

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 1, 2018

vs Appalachian St

W 45-38 x

L -24

O 54

September 8, 2018

@ Pitt

W 51-6

W -7.5

O 51

September 15, 2018

vs Kent State

W 63-10

W -35

O 64.5

September 21, 2018

@ Illinois

September 29, 2018

vs Ohio State

October 13, 2018

vs Michigan State

October 20, 2018

@ Indiana

October 27, 2018

vs Iowa

November 3, 2018

@ Michigan

November 10, 2018

vs Wisconsin

November 17, 2018

@ Rutgers

November 24, 2018

vs Maryland

Illinois

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 1, 2018

vs Kent State

W 31-24

L -18

U 57.5

September 8, 2018

vs W Illinois

W 34-14

W -8

U 51

September 15, 2018

vs USF

L 19-25

W 14

U 59

September 21, 2018

vs Penn State

October 6, 2018

@ Rutgers

October 13, 2018

vs Purdue

October 20, 2018

@ Wisconsin

October 27, 2018

@ Maryland

November 3, 2018

vs Minnesota

November 10, 2018

@ Nebraska

November 17, 2018

vs Iowa

November 24, 2018

@ Northwestern

INJURY REPORT:

Penn State

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

September 16, 2018

DE

Shane Simmons

Undisclosed

Questionable

August 28, 2018

LB

Manny Bowen

Left Team

Out for Season

September 19, 2018

CB

John Reid

Undisclosed

Probable

September 19, 2018

QB

Tommy Stevens

Undisclosed

Probable

Illinois

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

September 16, 2018

QB

AJ Bush

Leg

Questionable

September 16, 2018

DB

Delano Ware

Undisclosed

Questionable

September 16, 2018

WR

Ricky Smalling

Foot

Questionable

September 16, 2018

DB

Sydney Brown

Undisclosed

Questionable

September 11, 2018

WR

Edwin Carter

Knee

Out for Season

September 7, 2018

QB

Cam Thomas

Personal

September 3, 2018

WR

Mike Dudek

Knee

Out for Season

September 18, 2018

DB

Bennett Williams

Suspension

Probable

September 18, 2018

WR

Carmoni Green

Suspension

Probable

September 18, 2018

DL

Deon Pate

Suspension

Probable

September 18, 2018

Louis Dorsey

Suspension

Probable

September 18, 2018

DB

Nate Hobbs

Suspension

Probable

Statistics:

Penn State

OFFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

DEFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

Total Yards

489

31

Total Yards

324

39

Passing Yards

251.7

55

Passing Yards

175.7

34

Rushing Yards

237.3

26

Rushing Yards

148.3

68

Points

53

5

Points

18

34

Turnovers

2

33

Turnovers

4

68

Illinois

OFFENSE:

Season

Rank

DEFENSE:

Season

Rank

Total Yards

410

76

Total Yards

480.3

117

Passing Yards

165.3

114

Passing Yards

325.3

123

Rushing Yards

244.7

23

Rushing Yards

155

71

Points

28

84

Points

21

47

Turnovers

1

6

Turnovers

5

13


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