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Scheelhaase Looks To Bowl, Next Year

Whenever a college football team struggles on offense, the first player blamed is usually the quarterback. Nathan Scheelhaase had an up-and-down season, but he is still the acknowledged leader of the offense. He has learned and improved throughout his second year at the helm. And he remains the logical spokesperson when evaluating the Illini offense.

Nathan Scheelhaase improved in most of his statistical categories in 2011. The Illinois sophomore quarterback ended with a 63.6% completion percentage, completing 166 of 261 passes for 1,971 yards and seven touchdowns. His average increased by 24 yards per game, and his pass efficiency improved by 2.84 points. His rushing totals diminished by 354 yards compared with 2011, to 514, but he scored...

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