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Report: Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase Out Tonight, Reilly O'Toole to Start

Sep 1, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) is attended to by trainers during the third quarter against the Western Michigan Broncos at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 1, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) is attended to by trainers during the third quarter against the Western Michigan Broncos at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

The central question leading up to tonight's ASU match-up against Illinois has been the status of Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, who injured his ankle last Saturday against Western Michigan.

Now just a little over an hour away from kickoff, it appears that Illinois radio has answered the question.

O'Toole is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound pocket passer that is not the running threat of Scheelhaase's caliber. Another quarterback, the scrambling Miles Osei, may also see time tonight.