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Rutgers notes, grades: Brandon Peters has best game of season in Illini football’s loss to Scarlet Knights

Coming off one of their biggest wins in program history, the Illini couldn’t seem to get any momentum going against Rutgers on Saturday. Despite the best game of Brandon Peters’ season thus far, the running game did not play up to the level that it did against Penn State. Peters was able to throw for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 73% completion percentage, but the running game was only able to tally 107 total yards.

Brandon Peters connects with Isaiah Williams for 52-yard TD pass

Illinois chose a good time for its longest play from scrimmage this year. Trailing 7-0, Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters found Isaiah Williams with a perfect throw for a 52-yard touchdown to tie the game 7-7. It sure was pretty, wasn’t it?. Illinois is looking to build off last week’s huge...

Illinois QB Brandon Peters connects with Casey Washington in ninth overtime to upset Penn State

Penn State’s home tilt against Illinois was the game that never ends. The unranked Illini took the No. 7 Nittany Lions to the brink in a nine-overtime thriller after regulation ended in a 10-10 tie, eventually pulling off a massive 20-18 upset. Penn State had the ball first, locked 18-18 going into the ninth overtime. Illinois stopped them from reaching the end zone, meaning the Illini had one play to finally end it.
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Watch now: Who will start at quarterback for Illinois? Brandon Peters or Artur Sitkowski?

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois is currently on a bye week, so the answer to this question will linger for at least a few more days. Throughout the year, injuries have been a big part of determining who is the team's QB1. Sixth-year senior Brandon Peters entered the season as Illinois' starter, but he lasted only 13 snaps before being knocked out of the season-opener against Nebraska with an AC joint sprain in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, according to the ACC Network. Peters missed the rest of that contest and the next two as he recovered.