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REPORT: Kansas star expected to return against Illinois

The Illini have a big test in front of them.

TCR // Jack Jungmann

Illinois will likely have a major test in front of itself Friday night in Lawrence.

According to Brett McMurphy, Kansas QB Jalon Daniels will be under center after missing the Jayhawks’ season opener.

Daniels is a favorite for Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. Like Dequan Finn — who Illinois struggled with on Saturday — Daniels can run, adding 425 yards and seven TDs on the ground in 2022.

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Daniels has been dealing with back issues.

Illinois and Kansas kickoff Friday night at 6:30 CT.