Illinois were heavy favorites against Charleston Southern, and they are comfortably in the lead heading into the half. Ryan Lankford has had a big first half, catching 7 balls for 98-yards and a pair of scores. Dami Ayoola has also chipped in with a rushing touchdown to close the scoring for the half.
Reilly O'Toole has been on target for most of the first half, completing 15 of his 18 attempts. He's throw a pair of touchdowns to Lankford, but he's also thrown a pick.
Briar Van Brunt has been the only Charleston Southern player that's been much of a threat to the Illinois defense, the CSU quarterback ripped off a 54-yard run to account for the bulk of his team's offense in the first half of Saturday's contest.
Illinois got the ball to start the game, so they'll beging the second half by kicking off.