CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Illini have started out this season in convincing fashion.
An explosive, 43-yard kick return set the Illini up at their own 48-yard line. Chase Brown then immediately started this season where he left off last year, running through an open hole on the right side en route to a 38-yard run, getting the Illini in the redzone early.
We then got a great first look at new quarterback Tommy DeVito’s arm in his first touchdown pass for Illinois (just his first throw of the day) in a 14-yard pass to Brown. The Illini are up 7-0 early after this 2-play drive.
Tommy Devito ➡️ Chase Brown Touchdown pic.twitter.com/9hsdc34aAy— IllinoisLoyalty (@IllinoisLoyalty) August 27, 2022
The next drive for the Illini was a 3-and-out.