CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux was forced out of Saturday's game against Illinois by what appeared to be a serious injury.

Legaux was hit by a pair of Illini players as he dropped back to pass midway through the fourth quarter. Information about the injury was not immediately available but it appeared to involve his left leg.

Legaux stayed on the turf for several minutes before being driven off on a cart. His teammates gathered around him on the field before he was carted away.

Legaux left with the Bearcats trailing 31-17.

Legaux had taken most of the snaps Saturday for Cincinnati but Brendon Kay had shared some of the quarterback duties before the injury.