Illinois Stuns Penn State in a NCAA Record 9 OT GameLast Update: October 27, 20212 minute read Photo by Geoff Scott on Unsplash Last weekend’s college football once again showed why football is the No.1 sport in the US. One of the biggest surprises was Illinois’ upset win over No.7 Penn State. The biggest news was the 9 OTs that were needed to declare the winner. The 9 OTs set a new record in NCAA’s history, making it the longest game ever played. The previous record was seven, achieved five times. In those 7 OT games, both teams scored at least 50 points. That was not the case last weekend. The game finished 20-18, with a tie of 10-10 at the end of regulation. The teams scored two field goals each in the first two OTs, then one each in the third. Then there were five OTs without scoring. The Fighting Illini finally scored a field goal in the ninth, and Penn State couldn’t do so, ending the long battle. Some interesting facts include Illinois’ 38 total passing yards, the third-lowest against a top 10 team in the last 15 years. They did rush for 357 yards, the third most Penn State has allowed ever. What’s even more impressive about their win, Illinois finished the game with their No.2 QB, due to their starter Artur Sitkowski’s injury, and they were down their top two running backs. Entering the game, Penn State was a 25.5-point favorite, predicted for an easy win. The loss is only the second time in the team’s history since the FBS/FCB split in 1987, when they were a 20-point favorite. The other one was last year against Maryland. The timing of the loss was terrible, as the Nittany Lions are visiting a local rival and No.5 ranked Ohio State. Share Tweet Share Chavdar Vasilev After earning his business administration degree in Miami, Florida, Chavdar spent years managing multi-million-dollar eateries. He enjoys writing user guides and training materials, as well as leading new projects. In his spare time, Chavdar loves researching and reading about sports (especially soccer), fitness, health, and travel. Discovering new cultures and people is a personal passion. One day, he hopes to visit all the countries in the world and write about it. You May Also Like View Post World Cup Stats and Facts Last Update: November 28, 2022 View Post Who Is the World’s Highest-Paid Athlete in 2022? Last Update: November 21, 2022 View Post Blackjack vs. Poker: Which Casino Card Game is Right for You? Last Update: November 17, 2022 View Post What Is a Sportsbook? The Basics Explained Last Update: November 15, 2022 View Post Most Popular Sport by Country: A Trip Around The Globe Last Update: November 16, 2022 View Post Interesting NBA Viewership Statistics for 2022 Last Update: November 14, 2022 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.