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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Illini's Scheelhaase out, O'Toole to start

By Adam Rittenberg

Illinois junior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase will miss tonight's game against Arizona State because of a sprained ankle, a team spokesman confirmed.

Scheelhaase made the trip to Arizona State and went through some warmups, but he has been ruled out for the game. Reilly O'Toole will start at quarterback for the Illini, and Miles Osei also is expected to see action under center.

Scheelhaase, the starter for the past two seasons, sustained the ankle injury in last week's opener against Western Michigan. He sat out practices Monday and Tuesday before returning for Wednesday’s workout, but O'Toole and Osei took most of the snaps with the first-team offense.