Status quo? Illinois OC gives update on QB situation
We got some clarity on Illinois’ quarterback situation Monday afternoon.
Illinois offensive coordinator Tony Petersen told reporters that Brandon Peters will remain the Illini starting QB. The comments come after Illinois failed to score a touchdown in its 13-9 loss to Purdue in Week 4.
#illini OC Tony Petersen: We're sticking with Brandon right now
— Jeremy Werner (@JWerner247) September 27, 2021
It’s an interesting decision considering Peters’ performance against Purdue. The sixth-year senior completed 14 of 26 passes for just 100 yards in the loss. Peters was the only Illinois quarterback to see the field, although QB-turned-WR Isaiah Williams came in for a (failed) trick play.
Rutgers transfer QB Artur Sitkowski filled in as starter after Peters suffered a shoulder injury in Week 0. Sitkowski completed 58 of 102 passes for 611 yards and 6 touchdowns in 3 appearances for Illinois this season. Peters, meanwhile, is 27-for-56 for 320 yards and 0 touchdowns in 3 games.
Illini coach Bret Bielema is expected to meet the media Monday afternoon, so we’ll likely learn more about this decision.