Arizona State's 2012 schedule really starts this Saturday, when they host the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Illini beat Western Michigan 24-7 in head coach Tim Beckman's debut, and bring a formidable defense to Tempe, along with major questions about the status of quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase's ankle.
Here are some early game week links to top stories from Illinois football:
- Fletcher Page of Scout.com gives Beckman a game ball for the win.
- Video highlights of Saturday's win.
- Getting an indication on QB Nathan Scheelhasse's ankle injury may prove difficult.
- If Scheelhaase can't go on Saturday, Illinois' backup QBs have not done much to inspire confidence.
- IlliniHQ.com's Paul Klee provides his impressions of Saturday's win, including a DE that ASU must contain.
- A video chat with potential All-American LB Jonathan Brown, the scourge of last year's ASU defeat in Champaign.
- Some post-game quotes from Illinois head coach Tim Beckman and standout Illini players.