Found October 27, 2011 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Silas Redd
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When the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) welcome the Illinois Fighting (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) Illini to Beaver Stadium on Saturday they’ll be looking to maintain their lead in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten with revenge on their mind. That revenge comes from last season’s shalacking at the hands of the Illini, 33-13 in Beaver Stadium, the Lions’ worst home loss since losing by 20 points in 2007 to Ohio State, 37-17. The Illini dominated the Lions in time of possession, controlling the ball for 38 minutes and 12 seconds, while the Lions just 21:48. This time around, the Lions will look to flip the script on Ron Zooks’s Illini. The Lions will try and control the ball by using a steady running game of Silas Redd, Stephfon Green, Curtis Dukes and Co. The plan worked last week against Northwestern, where the Lions rushed for 197 yards and wore down the Wildcats’ defense. If the Lions want to avoid the upset at home to Zook’s Illini, they’ll have to do a better job of contain...
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