Posted September 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVID MERCER Associated Press If any part of the Illinois football team has a right to enjoy the 2-0 start, it's the offense. As 2012 dragged on and losses piled up, the offense's futility grew. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase watched his yardage, both passing and running, drop sharply. He wound up with just four touchdown passes - all season. In Saturday's win over Cincinnati, Illinois got the ball to 11 receivers, and seven people ran the ball. The result was an offensive explosion - 522 yards and 27 first downs - in which no ball carrier had more than Donovonn Young's 64 yards and no receiver more than Martize Barr's 72. ''I don't think I've ever been around (anything like that),'' offensive coordinator Bill Cubit said. ''That's a lot of different guys. It's not like some guy's catching 14.'' Most important of all was the result: a 45-17 win over the Bearcats. Illinois faces a stiffer test Saturday, taking on No. 19 Washington at Soldier Field in Chic...
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