EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Brandon Peters set career highs, throwing for 225 yards and four touchdowns as Illinois overcame an early 13-point deficit to beat UConn 31-23 on Saturday.
It was the first nonconference road win for the Illini (2-0) in a dozen years.
Jakari Norwood had 62 yards to lead a rushing attack that accounted for 130 yards.
Freshman Jack Zergiotis, making his first start, completed 21 of 31 passes for 275 yards for the Huskies (1-1).
UConn jumped out to an early lead when defensive back Tyler Coyle stepped in front of a Brandon Peters pass in the first quarter and returned it down the left sideline 52 yards.