A week ago, Brandon Peters was just 3-of-6 for 26 yards through the air in a soaking wet contest against Purdue.
On Saturday, Peters’ first completion out-gained his total from last week by 22 yards. He lofted up a 48-yard bomb to Donny Navarro and set the Illini up with a chance to strike first in the #Illinutgers rivalry.
The sophomore receiver made an acrobatic catch with a Rutgers defender draped on his back, and motored for some yards after the catch.
It was a thing of beauty; see for yourself.
Big 48-yard reception from Peters to @donnynavarro24 set up the #Illini score. pic.twitter.com/hwlJ47s7KG— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) November 2, 2019
Two plays later, Dre Brown capped off the drive with a ten yard rush for his third rushing score of the year.
Looks like Dre Brown isn't going to slow down in Week 10.@DreBrown27 | @IlliniFootball pic.twitter.com/jLpUMIjkSH— Illinois on BTN (@IllinoisOnBTN) November 2, 2019