Illinois forces bizarre fumble, returns for TD to pad lead over Rutgers
Illinois has jumped all over Rutgers to start the second half.
After Brandon Peters and the offense put together a quick drive to take the lead, the Illini defense came up with a play of their own. They forced the Scarlet Knights into a third-down play before coming up with a turnover that thoroughly shifted momentum.
As quarterback Johnny Langan scrambled for the first down, Illinois’ Isaiah Gay grabbed Langan and popped the ball out from behind. The ball shot forward and right into the arms of Nate Hobbs.
After securing the ball, Hobbs hit two cuts and rolled into the open field. He raced the rest of the way for the defensive score, increasing the Illini’s lead to 24-10.
Needless to say, everything’s going their way right now:
Rutgers’ season described in one play pic.twitter.com/mlpzsYDc9B
— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 2, 2019