Trey Potts and Tyler Warren connected on a beautiful trick play for Penn State. That score gives the Nittany Lions some breathing room on the road against Illinois as Penn State looks to move to 3-0.

The play came from deep in the red zone on first down. After a long gain by Kaytron Allen to set Penn State up, the offense went into the bag of tricks to find the end zone.

The play initially began as a toss to the halfback to the right side of the formation. Warren sold the play well, acting like a blocker before breaking into the end zone and behind the defense.

Potts had plenty of room to operate, and his throw was perfectly placed to the sideline. Nice footwork by Warren allowed the tight end to complete the catch as Penn State boosted its lead to 23-7 heading toward the fourth quarter.

Penn State has been far from perfect in Champaign, but the Nittany Lions are finally in a position to pull away down the stretch. We’ll see if Drew Allar and the dynamic backfield can put Illinois away late.