Filed under: Stream Penn State Football Penn State crushes Illinois 35-7 In Big Ten Opener Contributors: SB Nation Philly Staff Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Penn State crushes Illinois 35-7 In Big Ten Opener Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Matt McGloin accounted for 3 TDs as the Nittany Lions trounced the Illini in the Big Ten opener 10 Total Updates Since Sep 26, 2012, 8:01am EDT Follow this stream October 1, 2012 Michael Mauti wins Big Ten defensive POW By SB Nation College News Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after he recorded six tackles, two interceptions and forced a fumble in a 35-7 win over Illinois. September 30, 2012 Penn State blog reactions to Illinois game By Bob Lynch The folks at Black Shoe Diaries, SB Nation's Penn State blog, react to the Nittany Lions' victory over Illinois yesterday. September 29, 2012 Matt McGloin Leads PSU over Illinois 35-7 By Stephen Schmidt Penn State easily defeated the Illini on Saturday in a 35-7 rout. September 29, 2012 Penn St. leads Illinois 28-7 after three quarters By JP Starkey Michael Mauti intercepted his second pass of the game at the end of the third quarter, as the Nittany Lions' defense has dominated Illinois all game. September 29, 2012 Penn. St leads Illinois 21-0 at the half By JP Starkey It's been a dominating defensive effort from Penn St., as the Nittany Lions lead the Fighting Illini, 21-0. September 29, 2012 Penn St. leads 14-0 after the first quarter By JP Starkey It's been all Nittany Lions in Champaign, as Penn St. leads by two touchdowns. September 29, 2012 Penn State goes for three straight at Illinois By Craig Powers@TheCraigPowers The Nittany Lions will look for a third-straight victory when they visit Illinois on Saturday. September 27, 2012 Bill O'Brien Dodges Illinois Recruiting Questions By Rodger Sherman Bill O'Brien declined to discuss how he feels about the fact that Illinois' Tim Beckman tried to convince players to leave Penn State's program over the summer. September 26, 2012 Belton appears ready to roll once again By Matt Verderame Head coach Bill O'Brien believes Bill Belton will be ready to play against Illinois on Saturday. September 26, 2012 Penn State starts Big Ten play at Illinois By Brendan Porath The Nittany Lions open Big Ten play against one of their most ardent offseason recruiters, Tim Beckman and Illinois.