College football: 10 things to watch on Saturday

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CHAMPAIGN — The 10 things I’ll be looking for in Saturday’s Week 13 action:

1. Penn State’s defense is a tough nut to crack, one of the better statistical units in the country and particularly adept at stopping the run and creating turnovers in the passing game. It’s going to be next to impossible for Illinois (4-6) — in a must-win situation — to run between the tackles or find success with quarterback Wes Lunt trying to fit balls into tight windows to a receivers who, frankly, don’t play with any real physicality. For the Illini to win, they’ll need to keep the Nittany Lions (6-4) off-balance with some funky play-calling. Read more

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