Penn State closed out its non-conference schedule in impressive fashion last Saturday, pummeling Kent State 63-10 to improve to 3-0 on the year. Now, the Nittany Lions enter conference play this Friday night.

James Franklin and Co. will travel to Champaign for a cross-division matchup with Illinois. It will serve as the B1G opener for both teams. The Illini are coming off a 25-19 loss to USF.

Here’s what Franklin had to say at his weekly press conference, talking about the Friday game, playing Illinois and improvements he’d like to see: