Fighting Illini roll to victory in opener

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Illinois defeated Akron 42-3 at Memoria Stadium Saturday, August 31.

Junior quarterback Brandon Peters completed 14 of 23 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns in the win adding six carries for 36 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Illinois will travel to UConn September 7.

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