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Altmyer connects with Bryant for opening-drive TD

The Illini strike first.

NCAA Football: Illinois at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

College Park, Md. — We have a game upon us.

In his offense’s opening drive, Luke Altmyer fired downfield and completed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Pat Bryant.

After forcing an opening Maryland punt, Illinois took its opening drive into opposing territory for the sixth time in seven games. It had only managed 10 total points in those previous five opportunities.

The Altmyer-Bryant duo has been one of the few bright spots in the last few games. The two have now connected for a touchdown in three straight games.

The big play gave the Illini their first lead in over six quarters, but after throwing an interception on their ensuing possession, the Terrapins tied it up at 7 going into the second quarter.