Mike Dudek set the Illinois mark for yards receiving by a freshman on a 56-yard catch in the first quarter.
Honoring "The Galloping Ghost" for Homecoming, Illinois played a spirited four quarters of football.
10 true freshmen have seen playing time for Illinois this season.
True-frosh QB accounted for 56 yards, TD, 4 first downs on just 6 carries Saturday
Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Southern Illinois - August 31, 2013
Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013
Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio) - September 28, 2013
Illinois vs. Washington - September 14, 2013 at Soldier Field
2013 Freshman: Played in nine games ... Rushed for three TDs and passed for one ... Notched his first career TD pass against Wisconsin ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after rushing for 56 yards and a TD on six carries against Miami (Ohio) ... Also threw and completed the first pass of his career against the RedHawks, going 1-for-3 ... Scored his second career touchdown against Washington with a 10-yard rush in the third quarter ... Scored his first career TD in his Illini debut against SIU.
High School: Four-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247 Sports ... Ranked No. 135 nationally, No. 6 in the state of Illinois and the No. 11 quarterback in the nation by Scout ... Ranked No. 150 nationally, No. 4 in Illinois and the No. 9 quarterback Rivals ... Ranked No. 150 nationally and No. 6 in Illinois and the No. five quarterback by 247 Sports ... Special mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune in 2012 ... Missed several games as a senior with an injury ... As a junior, led Bolingbrook to the 2011 Illinois Class 8A state championship ... Rushed for just under 2,000 yards in 2011 to earn all-state honors.
Personal: Born Nov. 30, 1994... Parents are Oliver and Sharitah Carter ... High school teammate of Illini offensive lineman Robbie Bain ... Favorite athletes are pro quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Tom Brady ... Says his parents were most influential people in his life for all the support they provided ... Grew up a big fan of former Illini quarterback Juice Williams ... Uncle is Trent Jackson, his mother's brother, who played basketball at Wisconsin ... Biological father is former NFL wide receiver Aaron Bailey.
Updated July 2014