Bret Bielema provides injury update on QB Brandon Peters, but isn't naming a starter yet
Illinois is coming off a 24-0 shutout loss to Wisconsin in Week 6. Next up for the Illini is a road contest out of the bye at No. 7 Penn State on Oct. 23 (12 p.m. EST/ABC).
Illinois coach Bret Bielema addressed the media on Oct. 21. In his press conference, Bielema announced that senior quarterback Brandon Peters is cleared to practice, but that a starting quarterback won’t be selected before the contest.
#illini Bret Bielema said Brandon Peters was cleared to practice and is not naming a starting QB prior to Penn State:
— Jeremy Werner (@JWerner247) October 21, 2021
Sophomore quarterback Artur Sitkowski has amassed 666 yards, 6 touchdowns and an interception this season. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Peters has passed for 410 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He was injured during the Wisconsin game and didn’t practice during last week’s bye.
Illinois is 2-5 overall and currently sixth in the B1G West.
Penn State leads the all-time series 20-5 and is on a three-game winning streak vs. Illinois. The Illini’s last victory in the series came in 2014, a 16-14 home win.