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COL FB: Illinois 27, Penn State 20

Sept. 29, 2007 at 6:16 PM   |   Comments

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Arrelious Benn ran a kickoff back 90 yards for a touchdown and caught a TD pass Saturday as Illinois upset 19th-ranked Penn State, 27-20.

Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries for Illinois (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten), which beat a ranked opponent for the first time in six years.

Quarterback Juice Williams completed 11-of-24 passes for 120 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions, and also ran for 37 yards before he was replaced by Eddie McGee -- who threw three incomplete passes but had a 53-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Penn State's Anthony Morelli passed for 298 yards and a touchdown but threw three second-half interceptions.

Austin Scott rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown and Rodney Kinlaw added 66 yards on the ground for the Nittany Lions (3-2. 0-2).

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