Illinois entered Camp Randall with one thing in mind, and that was to steal a win from Wisconsin in their B1G home opener. The Fighting Illini also had the biggest margin of victory against Wisconsin since 1988 with the 34-10 victory.
Bret Bielema’s return to Wisconsin was met with boos from Badgers fans, and Illinois took it personally. Illinois blew away Wisconsin in front of their fans.
Tommy DeVito finished the game with 157 passing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns, all of which came from QB sneaks. Chase Brown continued his rushing dominance with 129 rushing yards and 1 touchdown that lasted 49 yards.
Perhaps another big story other than margin of victory was how the defense stunned Wisconsin. The Fighting Illini defense forced 2 interceptions from Graham Mertz and picked up a fumble to set the tone for the game.
Star Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen also had one of the worst performances of his career against Illinois. Illinois held Allen 2 yards to the ground on the game.
Illinois and Minnesota are one of the only teams to lose once now that Purdue has upset the Golden Gophers at home. The quest for a B1G West title is getting closer and closer now.
— Illinois on BTN (@IllinoisOnBTN) October 1, 2022