Illinois came out of the half swinging after hitting halftime tied with Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights put up a strong first half on both sides of the ball, limiting the Illini while scoring 10 points of their own. It was by far their best half of B1G play, but Brandon Peters and the offense came out of the break quickly.

It was a long run play by Peters that set up Illinois’ first touchdown of the second half. He ran what appeared to be an option play, faking a pitch to deke the defender and create some space.

From there, Peters carved his way through the defense for a 54-yard gain down insides the five-yard line. Illinois would cash in that gainer with a short touchdown run: