Penn St. demolishes E. Illinois

Penn St. demolishes E. Illinois

Published Oct. 11, 2009 12:41 a.m. ET

Navorro Bowman almost tripped himself up on his 91-yard run to the end zone.

The Penn State linebacker picked up a fumble at his own 9, then started chugging full speed down the sideline, nearly slipping up at the Eastern Illinois 25 before righting himself and crossing the goal line for a touchdown.

Nearly everything else went the Nittany Lions' way, too, in a 52-3 rout Saturday of lower-division Eastern Illinois.

Daryll Clark's three touchdown passes paced the offense, while tackle Jared Odrick (career high-tying two sacks) and Bowman led the menacing defense - at least when Bowman wasn't trying to catch his breath.