Brandon Peters flashes running moves with ankle-breaking cut in practice
Illinois is hoping to build on the growth the team flashed in 2019, and starting quarterback Brandon Peters is a big piece for the Illini.
The transfer from Michigan won the starting job heading into last season and came up big on multiple occasions. Peters helped engineer the big homecoming upset of Wisconsin and was the driving force behind the massive comeback against Michigan State.
Peters threw for over 1,800 yards with 18 touchdowns last season, but what made him an added threat was his work on the ground. He rushed for over 200 yards and three touchdowns to keep the defense honest with his feet. And based on this brief clip from fall practices, it looks like Peters still has the moves to keep the defense off-balance.
After drifting to his right, Peters hit a hard cut to his left that sent a defender sliding to the turf:
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If Peters can do that on occasion against B1G defenses, it will help open up space for the passing game in the regular season.