Big 10 Meeting

Any chance for No. 15 Penn State to reach the BCS Championship game was lost last weekend, but the Nittany Lions can still pursue a Big Ten title

starting with a win at Illinois Saturday at 3:30PM ET from Memorial Stadium.

Bet Penn State at Illinois

A 21-10 loss to Iowa last weekend ruined the Nittany Lions hopes of an undefeated season. Now, Penn State has to focus on Illinois. Iowa scored 16 points in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss for Penn State. The Lions were held to 298 yards of offense, but had four turnovers. On the season, Daryll Clark has thrown for 958 yards and nine touchdowns and six interceptions while Evan Royster has rushed for 305 yards and three scores. Penn State ranks in the bottom half of the conference in most offensive categories, but is among the top on defense, including leading the Big Ten in points allowed, yards allowed, and rushing yards allowed.

The Illini is last in the Big Ten in points scored and also in passing yards as Juice Williams hasn’t gotten started in the passing game, throwing for just 256 yards with three interceptions and no touchdown passes. Illinois has scored just nine points in their two losses. On defense, the Illini ranks second to last in the conference in points allowed, but are third in rushing yards allowed.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Penn State 7-point road favorites over Illinois on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 46.

College Football Week 5 Betting Trends
ILLINOIS is 37-58 ATS (-26.8 Units) in home games since 1992.

ILLINOIS is 37-58 ATS (-26.8 Units) in home lined games since 1992.

ILLINOIS is 49-81 ATS (-40.1 Units) in games played on turf since 1992.

PENN ST: 1-6 ATS off BB home games

ILLINOIS: 8-2 Over as an underdog

Penn State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games on the road

Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State

Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Penn State

All games in this series since 1992

ILLINOIS is 6-6 against the spread versus PENN ST since 1992

PENN ST is 10-2 straight up against ILLINOIS since 1992

6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

ILLINOIS is 2-0 against the spread versus PENN ST over the last 3 seasons 

ILLINOIS is 1-1 straight up against PENN ST over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at ILLINOIS since 1992

PENN ST is 4-2 against the spread versus ILLINOIS since 1992

PENN ST is 4-2 straight up against ILLINOIS since 1992

4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons.

ILLINOIS is 1-0 against the spread versus PENN ST over the last 3 seasons 

ILLINOIS is 1-0 straight up against PENN ST over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 5 College Football Injury Report
PENN ST

[LB] 08/17/2009 - Michael Mauti out for season ( Knee ) 

[LB] 09/30/2009 - Sean Lee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Illinois ( Knee ) 

[LB] 09/30/2009 - Bani Gbadyu is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Illinois ( Arm ) 

ILLINOIS

[LB] 09/17/2009 - Martez Wilson out for season ( Neck ) 

[CB] 08/21/2009 - Miami Thomas out for season ( Knee )

Penn State at Illinois Current Odds

Penn State Nittany Lions -7 Over 46 (-300)

Illinois Fighting Illini +7 Under 46 (+220)

Bet Penn State at Illinois

Posted: 10/3/09 2:00PM ET

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