– Christian Hackenberg threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, caught a scoring pass and Penn State beat Illinois 39-0 on Saturday.

Hackenberg was 21 of 29 and threw for both of his TDs in the first quarter. He caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Nick Scott in the third.

"Were getting better," Penn State coach James Franklin said. "You've got receivers making plays. You've got tight ends making plays. You've got multiple running backs making plays. We're working hard to develop these guys."

Saquon Barkley rushed for 84 yards and one touchdown and added another 58 yards receiving for Penn State (7-2, 4-1).

One Nittany Lion who had a poor day was kicker Joey Julius. Two of his extra-point attempts were blocked, and he sailed a kickoff out of bounds.

The Illini (4-4, 1-3) punted on 12 of their 15 possessions.

Associated Press