Penn State vs. Illinois Game Notes

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Oct. 24, 2011

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PENN STATE (7-1; 4-0 Big Ten) vs. ILLINOIS (6-2; 2-2 Big Ten)
SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011, 3:30 P.M. (ET) • ABC/ESPN2
BEAVER STADIUM (106,572) • UNIVERSITY PARK, PA

TELEVISION: ABC (ESPN2 in outer markets)
Carter Blackburn (p-by-p), Brock Huard (analyst), Lisa Salters (sideline).

TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 212th time in their last 214 games.

RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations):
Steve Jones (p-by-p) & Jack Ham (analyst)
Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM; Sirius: CH 135; XM: CH 198
Illini Sports Network: Brian Barnhart (p-by-p), Kurt Kittner (analyst)

WEB: Gametracker & Audio: www.GoPSUsports.com

ATTENDANCE: 105,000+

SERIES: Penn State and Illinois are meeting for the 19th time overall, with the Nittany Lions owning an 14-4 series advantage. The teams have met every year since 2005 and will play annually, with the next meeting Sept. 29, 2012 in Champaign in the Big Ten opener.

COACHES:
Joe Paterno:
PENN STATE RECORD: 408-136-3 (74.8), 46th year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. ILLINOIS: 12-3
NOTABLE: 62nd year on Penn State staff...all-time leader in career wins among FBS (1-A) coaches...300 wins faster than any coach in NCAA history...College Football Hall of Fame inductee (2007)

RON ZOOK:
ILLINOIS RECORD: 34-47, 7th year
OVERALL RECORD: 57-61, 10th year
VS. PENN STATE: 2-4

 

 

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