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Illinois Fighting Illini Score First, Take 7-0 Lead Over Penn State Nittany Lions

Scoreless no more.

After a first half that left both offensive coordinators embarrassed, the Illinois Fighting Illini have finally scored against No. 19-ranked Penn St. Nittany Lions.

Each team already has an interception in the second half, but after the Nittany Lions could not convert on a 4th and short near their own 35 yard line, the Fighting Illini turned to quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase and running back Jason Ford. The pair rushed for 33 yards, including a 19 yard run from Ford, leading to a sharp 10-yard touchdown pass from Scheelhaase to Spencer Harris for the first score of the game.

After the touchdown drive, both teams now have 3 turnovers, but the Illini now lead the yardage game, having 155 total offensive yards to the Nittany Lions' 135.

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