The Illini are 0-6 all-time at Penn State, but they're expecting to come away happy on their seventh trip to Happy Valley.
``It's an opportunity, a golden opportunity,'' said Henry, who had two interceptions against Ohio State last week. ``It's something to smile at, rather than be nervous or whatever--a great chance to play in front of a lot of people, even if they're booing you.''
Henry, who spent four years in a federal prison for armed robbery, said the Illini won't be intimidated by a homecoming crowd of 107,000 at Beaver Stadium.
They're primed from their rugged training-camp workouts in Rantoul, said the Washington, D.C., native, who played at College of DuPage the last two years.
``I've heard a lot about the crowd and the astmosphere,'' said Henry, the older brother of former Illini receiver Arrelious Benn. ``I don't think it can be any worse than Rantoul, though. That was a mental beatdown. I think we can play anywhere, to be honest.''