Clark leads Penn State past Illini

October 3, 2009 4:08:05 PM PDT
Evan Royster and Stephon Green each ran for more than 100 yards and Darryl Clark added a pair of rushing touchdowns to lead No. 15 Penn State to a 35-17 win at Illinois on a wet, windy Saturday. Green had 120 yards on 13 carries and Royster added 105 on 17.

But it was Clark who led a pair of third-quarter drives that decided the game. He scored 1-yard touchdowns to end each and stretch what had been a 7-3 halftime lead to 21-3.

Penn State (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) relied on its ground game to bounce back from last week's upset against Iowa, battering Illinois with 338 yards rushing.

Illinois (1-3, 0-2) was led by quarterback Juice Williams' 20-for-36 passing for 263 yards. He also ran for a score.

Illini receiver Arrelious Benn had five catches for 96 yards.

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