Pat Bryant, Illinois WR, comments on breakout game vs. Chattanooga: 'I feel like it's a great start'
Pat Bryant had a great game against Chattanooga as Illinois wrapped up its non-conference schedule on Thursday. The Fighting Illini may have a star wide receiving in the making.
Bryant finished the first half with 100+ yards receiving, as Illinois went into the break up 24-0. He would go on to the finish the game with 6 receptions for 112 yards receiving and 1 touchdown.
Illinois shut out Chattanooga to win the game 31-0, heading into the rest of its B1G schedule with a 3-1 record.
Against Chattanooga, Bryant surpassed his numbers from last season. In 2021, Bryant had just 98 yards receiving. The Illinois wideout has appeared in 14 games so far.
At the end of the day, Bryant is just focused on helping the team win per Joey Wagner of 247Sports.
“It was pretty good. I didn’t recognize how many yards I had,” Bryant said. “I was just focused on the game, focused on trying to score touchdowns and help my team win. I feel like it’s a great start, especially going into the Big Ten when you have an opponent like Wisconsin coming up.”
Illinois plays Wisconsin next on Oct. 1.