Penn St. Nittany Lions (6-2; 3-1 Big Ten East) vs Illinois Fighting Illini (4-3; 1-2 Big Ten West)
12 p.m. ET, October 31, 2015--ESPN2
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 107,282 / University Park, PA)
Note: The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.
Quick thoughts: On paper, it looks like there won't be a lot of points in this game--though the Illini aren't particularly adept at getting to the quarterback, so perhaps Hackenberg won't spend all day on his back.
This week should be a good test for the offense, as once again if they can get near what Illinois is letting up year to date the defense should be able to take care of the rest. Illinois seems to be, in many ways, a mirror of Penn State this year--but with an us-against-the-world mentality without Beckman.
What do you guys think?