Illinois may not be what we thought they were. At least for one half of football on Saturday, the Illini are looking for real.

Fresh off their first win of the season at Rutgers this past weekend. Illinois has started their Saturday strong, going up 21-7 at Nebraska off of an outstanding touchdown catch from wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe.

The 28-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Peters, back in the starting lineup after missing the last couple of Illini games due to COVID-19 protocols, continued a strong half of football from the visitors.

On the touchdown catch, Peters threw an absolute dime, placing it perfectly for Imatorbhebhe to rise up and catch the ball in the end zone over a helpless Nebraska cornerback Dicaprio Bootle.

It was the first passing touchdown of the game for Illinois, who staked themselves to a 14-7 lead in the second quarter via two rushing touchdowns from Chase Brown.

The momentum carries from their previous game against Rutgers, where the offense controlled the second half in what was a 23-20 road win.