Illini Go With Lunt

By Scott Leber |

Published 08/20 2014 10:41PM

Updated 08/20 2014 10:47PM

CHAMPAIGN-The Fighting Illini have their starting quarterback. Tim Beckman is going with Wes Lunt the transfer from Oklahoma State. He beats out Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey.

Lunt was the favorite going into camp even though he out last season after transferring. He started six games as a true freshman two years ago at Oklahoma State.

It's something I wanted to happen really bad," says Lunt on being named the starter. "It's why I transferred here, and you know I'm just really thankful and blessed for it to happen."

The Illini will open their season a week from Saturday against Youngstown State.

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