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Quarterback Peters to return for 3rd season at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters will return for a third season with the Illini and play for new coach Bret Bielema, the team announced Tuesday.

Peters spent three years at Michigan before joining Illinois in 2019 and made a big impact that season, throwing for 1,884 yards and 18 touchdowns while running for 213 yards and three scores. The Illini stunned then-No. 6 Wisconsin on the way to a 6-7 record and their first bowl appearance since 2014.

But they took a step back this season, going 2-6.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Peters429
Passing TDs: I. Williams4
Rushing Yards: C. Brown540
Rushing TDs: M. Epstein4
Receiving Yards: J. Imatorbhebhe297
Receiving TDs: B. Hightower3
Interceptions: J. Hansen2
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/19 at Indiana Cancelled
10/23 at 14 Wisconsin L 7 - 45
10/31 vs. Purdue L 24 - 31
11/7 vs. Minnesota L 14 - 41
11/14 at Rutgers W 23 - 20
11/21 at Nebraska W 41 - 23
11/28 vs. 4 Ohio State Cancelled
12/5 vs. 19 Iowa L 21 - 35
12/12 at 14 Northwestern L 10 - 28
12/19 at Penn State L 21 - 56
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
3 Ohio State 5-0 7-1
11 Indiana 6-1 6-2
Penn State 4-5 4-5
Maryland 2-3 2-3
Rutgers 3-6 3-6
Michigan 2-4 2-4
Michigan State 2-5 2-5
West
  Conference Overall
14 Northwestern 6-1 7-2
15 Iowa 6-2 6-2
Wisconsin 3-3 4-3
Minnesota 3-4 3-4
Nebraska 3-5 3-5
Purdue 2-4 2-4
Illinois 2-6 2-6
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 2792 (88)
Passing Yards: 1223 (104)
Rushing Yards: 1569 (52)
Points per game: 20.1 (111)
Yards per game: 349.0 (99)
Touchdowns: 19 (103)
Field Goals: 7 (81)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3738 (69)
Passing Yards: 1897 (57)
Rushing Yards: 1841 (99)
Points per game: 34.9 (97)
Yards per game: 467.3 (114)
Touchdowns: 35 (88)
Field Goals: 7 (29)
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