After replacing A.J. Bush early in the second quarter, M.J. Rivers has settled in comfortably under center.
He connected with fellow freshman Edwin Carter, notching the first career touchdown for both and tying the ballgame up at 7.
MJ Rivers to Edwin Carter Touchdown pic.twitter.com/y9m2IC0Em7— IllinoisLoyalty (@IllinoisLoyalty) September 9, 2018
The pair connected AGAIN with each other for another touchdown on this play.
MJ Rivers to Edwin Carter Touchdown #2. Carter was helped off the field pic.twitter.com/4i6JXsIuFC— IllinoisLoyalty (@IllinoisLoyalty) September 9, 2018
Carter was carried to the locker room with an apparent knee injury.