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Scheelhaase enjoying career resurgence

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw more touchdown passes (5) in the first half of Saturday's game than he did all of last season (4). Illinois fans have seen a big-time resurgence for the offense, but also from Scheelhaase who is already on pace for a career year. In fact, Scheelhaase only needs 200 passing yards this week to throw for more yards than he did all of last year. He credits it to the weapons he has, and how those weapons are finally being used to their full potential. "Each of the position groups really step up and times and show what they're all about," Scheelhaase said. "When you have that as a quarterback it makes things a whole lot easier. You've got guys that are out there playing fast, playing confident in the right positions and the right times. It makes my job a whole lot easier. I'm sure coach Cubit would say it makes his job a whole lot easier." Illinois visits Nebraska Saturday (11 a.m., ESPNU).
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw more touchdown passes (5) in the first half of Saturday's game than he did all of last season (4).  Illinois fans have seen a big-time resurgence for the offense, but also from Scheelhaase who is already on pace for a career year.

In fact, Scheelhaase only needs 200 passing yards this week to throw for more yards than he did all of last year.  He credits it to the weapons he has, and how those weapons are finally being used to their full potential.

"Each of the position groups really step up and times and show what they're all about," Scheelhaase said.  "When you have that as a quarterback it makes things a whole lot easier.  You've got guys that are out there playing fast, playing confident in the right positions and the right times.  It makes my job a whole lot easier.  I'm sure coach Cubit would say it makes his job a whole lot easier."

Illinois visits Nebraska Saturday (11 a.m., ESPNU).
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