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The Illinois Battling Illini upset the No. 7 Penn Bid Nittany Lions 20-18 in nine overtimes at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
Saturday’s game marked the first 9OT contest within the history of the Football Bowl Subdivision.
After stopping a PSU two-level conversion are attempting, Illinois set the game away when quarterback Brandon Peters hit Casey Washington on a stroll-off two-level conversion:
ILLINOIS UPSETS NO. 7 PENN STATE IN THE NINTH OVERTIME‼️
That’s potentially the most overtimes in FBS history 😳 pic.twitter.com/uKlOg9Sd6j
Penn Bid fell to 5-2 total and a pair of-2 in Mammoth Ten play this season with the loss, and it figures to expertise a significant tumble within the rankings. Within the intervening time, Illinois improved to 3-5 total and a pair of-3 within the conference.
CBS Sports actions HQ broke down the game’s quarter-by-quarter scoring at some level of law and all nine time beyond law sessions:
CBS Sports actions HQ @CBSSportsHQ
Illinois upsets Penn Bid within the FIRST 9OT game in FBS history! pic.twitter.com/7d6i9DV9AH
College football adopted novel time beyond law principles this season, requiring groups to change off attempting two-level conversions following the second time beyond law.
Illinois and Penn Bid traded self-discipline targets in each and every of the first two OT sessions, failed on five consecutive two-level conversion makes an strive each and every and made a two-level conversion are attempting each and every within the eighth OT.
After Illinois stopped Penn Bid within the ninth time beyond law, Peters at remaining managed to entire the game.
Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk and Jemele Hill of The Atlantic were two of the numerous who cracked jokes in regards to the wild game:
Michael David Smith @MichaelDavSmith
This Penn Bid-Illinois game is going to hang the NCAA are attempting some novel time beyond law principles next twelve months:
First OT: Red gentle green gentle.
2nd OT: Cut a shape out of a cookie.
Third OT: Tug of warfare.
Fourth OT: Marbles.
Fifth OT: Budge at some level of panes of glass.
Even supposing the time beyond law modified into significantly gimmicky, law modified into a defensive warfare with a level of interest on used-college football, especially on the phase of Illinois.
The Illini overcame a 10-0 deficit thanks largely to their working game, which produced a excellent 357 yards on the bottom.
Running relief Drag Brown led the trend with 223 yards and one touchdown, and he joined an elite neighborhood within the history of Illinois football as effectively:
ESPN Stats & Data @ESPNStatsInfo
Drag Brown has recorded his 2nd 200-yard speeding game of the season.
He joins Howard Griffith (1990) and Rashard Mendenhall (2007) as the handiest avid gamers in @IlliniFootball history with extra than one 200-yard speeding video games in a single season. pic.twitter.com/LsT8pA0kFt
After struggling in a loss to Iowa two weeks within the past, Penn Bid quarterback Sean Clifford had one other unspectacular game Saturday, going 19-of-34 passing for 165 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions, plus loads of failed two-level performs.
The steal marked Illinois’ sixth in 26 tries against Penn Bid all-time, and it ended a three-game losing jog against the Nittany Lions.
It must also not salvage any more uncomplicated for Penn Bid, as the Nittany Lions will face the No. 5 Ohio Bid Buckeyes on the facet road next Saturday, while Illinois will safe on Rutgers at home.