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DeVito’s first drive ends in wheel route TD to Brown

Big Time Tommy is back.

Iowa v Illinois Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — After tons of speculation entering Saturday on Tommy DeVito’s status, the Illini QB showed no signs of rust on the first drive of the day.

After a QB sneak on fourth down gave the Illini a first down in Gopher territory, DeVito found Chase Brown (who else?) on a 40-yard wheel route touchdown that fooled the Gophers big time.

It’s Brown’s second receiving touchdown of the year and fifth touchdown overall, and it gave the Illini an early 7-0 lead with 10:56 left in the first quarter.