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Penn State tight end Kyle Carter (87) is tackled by Illinois defensive back Earnest Thomas (9) as Carter catches a pass in the end zone in overtime for the winning touchdown in an NCAA college football game against Illinois in State College, Pa., Saturday. Penn State defeated Illinois 24-17 in overtime. (AP Photo/John Beale)

Hackenberg, Penn State top Illinois 24-17 in OT

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter with a 15-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Ryan Keiser sealed the win with an end zone interception, lifting Penn State over Illinois 24-17 on Saturday.


Bill Belton rushed for 202 yards, the first Nittany Lion (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) to hit the 200-yard mark since Larry Johnson in 2002.

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