For the first time since Reggie Corbin’s 6-yard touchdown run against Cal last season in the Redbox Bowl, an Illini has found the endzone. And the first touchdown of the 2020-21 season goes to... Tarique Barnes!
Barnes forced the fumble on Wisconsin’s Jake Ferguson, recovered and returned for 39-yards. The sophomore stepped in for Jake Hansen, who left earlier in the game.
The Illini trail Wisconsin 28-7 with 30 seconds remaining in the half.