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4-0, 1st in Big Ten - East

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The 10 best teams in college football -- going forward -- as we head into today's action, according to FPI.

1:41

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

"We are getting better. There's certain plays, there's certain quarters, there's certain series that you're not happy with," James Franklin said after Penn State improved to 4-0.

Sanders runs all over Illini defense (0:47)
0:34

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

"We're not there yet," Penn State coach James Franklin said of building depth on defense, especially at the linebacker position.

0:26

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State running back Miles Sanders on what the team must improve on going forward and an upgraded Lions offensive line.

Penn State takes off in 2nd half to avoid a stumble (1:48)
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Sanders, McSorley lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24

Miles Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw for three TDs and ran for a personal-best 92 yards, and No. 10 Penn State scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 63-24 victory over...

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State overcame a shaky two and a half quarters to blow out Illinois 63-24. Next up: Ohio State. Whiteout at Beaver Stadium next week.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

You know you're a big deal when you're taking pictures before the end of the game.

Slade breaks off 61-yard TD run (0:35)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

For all the panic about Penn State's offense post-Saquon Barkley/Joe Moorhead, the Lions not only have a viable rushing threat in Miles Sanders, but new coordinator Ricky Rahne has maintained the selective aggressiveness that came to define Moorhead's PSU offenses. It helps, of course, to have a quarterback like Trace McSorley, who tonight overcame a choppy first half and has delivered after halftime.

McSorley throws 3rd TD of game (0:22)
McSorley delivers 16-yard TD (0:23)
Sanders breaks tackle, takes off for 48-yard TD (0:27)
Sanders runs in for his 2nd TD (0:35)
Corbin runs up the middle for 2-yard Illini TD (0:18)
Sanders runs 14 yards for 1st Penn State TD (0:22)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

It isn't too early to start thinking about Ohio State-Penn State in Week 5: the most impactful game on the playoff race (conference championship games aside) this college football season, per ESPN's Playoff Predictor.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

For the second straight week Notre Dame's chance to reach the playoff dropped more than anyone else's despite earning a win. That the Fighting Irish only beat Vanderbilt by 5 at home lowered FPI's opinion of them and hurt their projections going forward.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The 10 most likely teams to reach the College Football Playoff, per ESPN's Playoff Predictor.

McSorley scores 5-total TDs in Penn State win (1:26)

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.567th
Rushing Yards275.013th
Points For55.04th
Points Against19.539th

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