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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Wrap - Illinois Wins 20-18

Illinois got a 223-yard performance from Chase Brown as a key part of its 20-18 victory over the Nittany Lions on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

Illinois was an underdog by +24.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 45.5.

Chase Brown rushed for 223 yards, while Josh McCray added 142 yards in the win. Donny Navarro III and Daniel Barker added 12 and 11 receiving yards respectively.

Noah Cain rushed for 43 yards for Penn State, while Keyvone Lee added 24 yards. Sean Clifford threw for 165 yards for the Nittany Lions, while receivers Jahan Dotson and KeAndre Lambert-Smith had 58 and 49 yards respectively.

Illinois outgained Penn State 395-227 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 26-14 by the Fighting Illini.

The time of possession battle favored Illinois as their offense was on the field for 36:25, longer than the 23:35 of their opponents.

Illinois heads into a 9 battle against Rutgers. Penn State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Ohio State.