일리노이주의 와이드 리시버인 케이시 워싱턴은 연장전 마지막 연장전에서 브랜든 피터스의 패스를 받아 2점슛을 성공시켰습니다. 20-18 승리, 아니오를 노크. 7 국가의 팀.
“나는 실제로 울었다.,” Washington said after the game. “It just felt good.”
Both teams had miscues in the overtime runs. Illinois’ Arthur Sitkowski missed on Illinois’ first try in overtime and then was held to nothing in the next four overtimes. Josh McCray would also be stuffed at the goal line. Sitkowski would have to leave the game in the sixth overtime after getting hurt. It led to Peters getting the game-winning pass to Washington later in the game.
Penn State took a page out of the Philadelphia Eagles’ playbook and ran the “Philly Special” but the pass from tight end Tyler Warren to a banged-up Sean Clifford missed the mark.
The two would complete 2-point plays back and forth in the eighth overtime and it came down to the ninth. Clifford’s pass to Parker Washington was broken up by Illinois linebacker Khalan Tolson and on the other end Peters found Casey Washington.
The team would dogpile on Washington after the game.
“To see our locker room right now is pretty special,” Illinois coach Bret Bielema said. “They fight for one another.”
Bielema picked up his 100th win as a head coach.
Illinois and Penn State were tied at 10 after regulation and exchanged field goals in the first two overtimes. NCAA rules were tweaked so that the two teams run one play from the 3-yard line in the third OT and beyond. Each score counted as two points.
Illinois was very run-heavy during the game with Chase Brown running for 223 야드 33 carries and McCray finishing with 142 야드 24 운반하다.
Penn State’s Clifford finished with 19-for-34 with 165 yards and a touchdown.
The game previously broke the NCAA record of seven overtimes. 텍사스 A&M beat LSU in that 2018 경기, 74-72.
Penn State dropped to 5-2 시즌에. Illinois moved to 3-5 시즌에.