And keeping with the trend since Big Ten play started, the Nittany Lions had 250 yards rushing.
The difference though was Illinois kept it's opponent out of the end zone for three quarters.
Penn State jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and then managed only three points until winning the game with a touchdown pass in overtime.
That's a sign of steps made in the right direction, according to defensive coordinator Tim Banks. There's still plenty to improve on and coming so close to snapping what is now an 18-game losing streak in Big Ten play has the defensive unit hungrier than ever for a win. Banks talks about Saturday's performance and previews this weekend's matchup with an Indiana offense that's had plenty of success in 2013.