Illini Win On Senior Day, 16-14 Over Penn State

November 22, 2014
 
Illinois sideline reacts after David Reisner's game-winning field goal Saturday to defeat Penn State 16 to 14.

The Illinois sideline reacts after Illinois place kicker David Reisner kicked a game-winning field goal of an NCAA football game against Penn State, Saturday,

(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

Backup quarterback Reilly O'Toole led Illinois on a late drive that set up a game-winning David Reisner field goal, delivering a 16-14 win over Penn State on Saturday.

Reisner hit from 36 yards with eight seconds left on the clock. Minutes earlier he missed a 50-yarder that would have put Illinois on top.
 
O'Toole relieved an ineffective Wes Lunt late in the first half. O'Toole finished 18 of 25 for 157 yards and a touchdown for Illinois (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten).
 
Christian Hackenberg threw for an 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin to put Penn State (6-5, 2-5) up early. But struggled the rest of the day. He finished 8-16 for 93 yards and the touchdown.
 
Mike Dudek had 11 catches for 115 yards for Illinois.
 
Penn State running back Akeel Lynch carried the ball 28 times for 137 yards and a 47-yard touchdown.

Story source: AP