Chase Brown’s 257 Yards, 2 TDs Leads Illinois Past Charlotte

“You really saw the ability Chase Brown has,” Illinois train Bret Bielema said. “He’s something. Brandon Peters was 10 of 19 masquerading 78 backyards. One goal for the Illini. Josh McCray rushed 16 times for 64 lawns. Daniel Barker captured one masquerade 10 yards and also a touchdown.

“For Brandon, I believe we can state it was a progression for him,” Bielema said. “In general, it was a progression for the entire team. However we have to play Huge Ten football and also we’re not there yet. Chris Reynolds was 17 of 23 masquerading 191 backyards. Two touchdowns for Charlotte (3-2).

Calvin Camp hurried seven times for 29 lawns for the 49ers. Victor Tucker captured 5 masquerade 55 lawns as well as a goal, and also Give DuBose captured 4 masquerade 70 backyards. Elijah Spencer caught two passes for 34 backyards and a touchdown.

“I’m disappointed,” Charlotte train Will Healy claimed. “Call me crazy, however I fully expected to win the game when we came in today. I believe we had lots of possibilities to do it, and also we really did not obtain it done.”


Illinois outgained Charlotte on the ground 336 backyards to 72.

Bielema was recognized for nurturing an obstinate running attack during his effective tenure at Wisconsin, and Saturday’s video game was the first indication of that at Illinois.

“I suggest, we have some points to tidy up,” Bielema stated. “However overall, I assumed it was motivating.”

Illinois’ 2 goals in the 2nd fifty percent both got on Brown runs, a 32-yard score midway through the third quarter and also his 80-yard scuttle as time ran out in the third quarter.


Illinois racked up initially on a 29-yard James McCourt basket midway via the very first quarter after a 17-play opening drive for the Illini. Charlotte answered with a 22-yard goal pass from Reynolds to Tucker with 1:31 left in the first quarter.

Illinois racked up late in the 2nd quarter with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Peters to Barker to make ball game 10-7 Illinois.

Charlotte after that drove 66 lawns on 6 plays and scored on a 22-yard pass from Reynolds to Spencer to lead 14-10 at the half.

Entering into the game, Reynolds had tossed for 9 goals, 16th most in the nation.

“We have a long period ahead of us,” Reynolds claimed. “You can’t allow something like this hurt you for the rest of the year. We have a great deal of opportunities before us.”


Coach Bielema: “I informed the individuals in the locker space to appreciate the moment, hug your mommy as well as all that things, and also after that allow’s get hectic since we have to win some Big Ten games now.”

Illinois needed a win after a relatively disastrous start to the season. As well as while it protested a program that didn’t also play football before 2013, Bielema will take it.