"Cam is a smart player" - Lovie Smith on freshmen QB Thomas
CHAMPAIGN, ILL (WICS/WRSP) —
Illinois has played 21 freshmen in 2017, the most in the nation. Illini freshmen QB Cam Thomas saw his first game when Illinois fell to Minnesota 24-17. Thomas was 2-4, 33 passing yards, 1 interception, 10 rushing attempts and 79 rushing yards. Head Coach Lovie Smith likes Thomas' progress and expects to see more improvement when Illinois faces #5 Wisconsin. As of Monday, October 23rd, Coach Smith will have Thomas split reps with sophomore QB Jeff George Jr.