Posted September 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Illinois coach Tim Beckman said Monday that he won't know until midweek whether starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase will be ready to play Saturday at Arizona State after suffering an ankle injury in the season-opening win over Western Michigan. And if he can't go, Illinois could be offensively challenged. With Scheelhaase at quarterback, Illinois efficiently rolled up a 17-0 lead, amassed well over 200 yards of offense in two-and-a-half quarters and dominated the clock in the24-7 win over the Broncos. After Scheelhaase left with an ankle injury, the offense barely reached double-digit yardage. The defense delivered the only points, closing out the win with a touchdown. ''I know Nathan's gonna' do whatever he can to be there on Saturday,'' Beckman said. ''I'm a firm believer in practice. You've got to go through some practice, at least Wednesday's practice.'' Beckman said Scheelhaase's left ankle injury wasn'...
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