>>Illinois Falls To Penn State
(University Park, PA) -- Silas Redd rushed for a three-yard touchdown with just over a minute remaining to lift Penn State to a 10-7 win over Illinois. Following Redd's touchdown run, the Illini drove into PSU territory, but Derek Dimke's 42-yard field goal attempt bounced off the upright as time expired. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 63 yards and a touchdown and ran for 89 yards as the Illini dropped their third straight game. Illinois is now 6-and-3 overall and 2-and-3 in Big Ten play. The Illini are off until November 12th when they host Michigan.
>> ISU Outlasts In State Rival SIU
Matt Brown threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois State to a 38-30 victory over Southern Illinois.
The Redbirds (6-3, 4-2 Missouri Valley) jumped ahead less than 3 minutes into the game when Colton Underwood picked up a Saluki fumble and ran 53 yards for a touchdown. Brown connected with James O'Shaughnessy for an 18-yard score midway through the first quarter to make it 14-0. Illinois State led the rest of the way.
Brown's 19-yard pass to Tyrone Walker gave the Redbirds a 24-7 lead in the second quarter. Southern Illinois (2-6, 1-5) got within 31-24 in the fourth quarter, but Cliffton Gordon's 3-yard TD run with 4:31 to play put it away for Illinois State.
Kory Faulkner was 29 of 37 for 334 yards and a touchdown for the Salukis. He also led SIU with 44 rushing yards and ran for a score.
>>Eastern Illinois Rallies to Beat Austin Peay 19-10
Jake Walker ran for 124 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Eastern Illinois rallied to beat Austin Peay 19-10 on Saturday.
The Panthers (2-7, 1-6, Ohio Valley Conference) trailed 10-0 before scoring 19 straight.
Jimmy Garoppolo threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Chris Wright, and Walker ran it in for 2 yards to put Eastern Illinois up 13-10 with 4:27 left in the second quarter.
Cameron Berra added field goals of 25 and 29 yards in the second half to secure Eastern Illinois' first win in eight tries. It was also the Panthers' first conference win of the season, after six losses. Eastern Illinois also defeated the Governors last year to improve to 1-6 in the OVC.
Garoppolo had 201 yards and two interceptions on 10 of 18 passing for the Panthers.
Austin Peay (2-6, 2-4) was led by Ryan White with 115 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.
>>Youngstown State Routes Western Illinois
Kurt Hess threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Youngstown State in a 56-14 rout over Western Illinois on Saturday.
The Penguins (5-3, 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference) dominated from the start, scoring on the first play of the game, en route to a 49-0 lead. Hess threw a 70-yard TD to Christian Bryan eight seconds into the game.
After a 13-yard TD run by Hess, a 2-yard TD run by Jamaine Cook and a 69-yard TD from Hess to Jelanie Berassa, the Penguins led 28-0 in the first quarter.
Hess who was 7 of 10 for 209 yards, also threw TDs of 17 yards to Kevin Watts and 28 yards to Kintrell Disher.
The Penguins also got 111 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries by Cook.
The Leathernecks (2-6, 1-4) ended the shutout on Nikko Watson's 5-yard touchdown run with 5:21 left in the third quarter.
NCAA Top-25 Football ("USA Today" Rankings)
#3 Stanford Cardinal 56, USC Trojans 48 (3OT)
#4 Oklahoma State Cowboys 59, Baylor Bears 24
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 31, #6 Clemson Tigers 17
#7 Oregon Ducks 43, Washington State Cougars 28
#8 Arkansas Razorbacks 31, Vanderbilt Commodores 28
#9 Oklahoma Sooners 58, #12 Kansas State Wildcats 17
#13 Nebraska Cornhuskers 24, #10 Michigan State Spartans 3
Ohio State Buckeyes 33, #11 Wisconsin Badgers 29
#14 South Carolina Gamecocks 14, Tennessee Volunteers 3
#15 Virginia Tech Hokies 14, Duke Blue Devils 10
Missouri Tigers 38, #16 Texas A&M Aggies 31 (OT)
#17 Michigan Wolverines 36, Purdue Boilermakers 14
#19 Penn State Nittany Lions 10, Illinois Fighting Illini 7
#20 Arizona State Sun Devils 48, Colorado Buffaloes 14
#21 Georgia Bulldogs 24, Florida Gators 20
Iowa State Cyclones 41, #22 Texas Tech Red Raiders 7
#24 West Virginia Mountaineers 41, Rutgers Scarlet Knights 31
#25 Southern Miss 31, UTEP Miners 13