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Reilly O’Toole

Wes Lunt. ( Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wes Lunt Named Starting QB For Illinois

Lunt impressed during a freshman season at Oklahoma State before he was injured.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Not Yet Naming QB, Beckman Making A Smart Call

Wes Lunt will emerge as Illinois’ starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Aaron Bailey. (Getty Images)

Illini Let 3 QBs Compete As They Weigh When To Name Starting QB

Illini coach Tim Beckman might not make a decision until summer.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

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Northwestern Routs Illinois 50-14

Northwestern wanted to bolster its chances for a big-time bowl game. The Wildcats did that and more. Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern beat Illinois 50-14 on Saturday.

11/24/2012

Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines runs for a second quarter touchdown while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

No. 25 Michigan Dominates Illini In 45-0 Win

Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win over Illinois on Saturday.

10/13/2012

University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football

Louisiana Tech Blows Out Illinois 52-24

Illinois had been waiting almost three weeks for injured quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to play again.

09/23/2012

University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football

O’Toole Leads Illini By Charleston Southern, 44-0

Reilly O’Toole threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns and receiver Ryan Lankford had 97 yards and two scores to lead Illinois to a 44-0 win Saturday over Charleston Southern.

09/16/2012

University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football

With Scheelhaase Out, Illini Fall To Arizona State 45-14

Illinois missed starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, to be sure. But he doesn’t play defense, and that was the area where the Illini struggled mightily against Arizona State.

09/09/2012

Wisconsin v Illinois

No. 15 Wisconsin Rallies To Beat Illinois, 28-17

Wisconsin’s offense was sputtering and pesky Illinois looked primed to end its losing streak when Badgers coach Bret Bielema made his team a bold locker room promise.

11/19/2011

Ron Zook

Wisch: Zook’s Decision To Play O’Toole A Real Head-Scratcher

Baffled was again how I found myself last Saturday when Illinois’ seventh-year head coach opted to burn highly touted freshman quarterback Reilly O’Toole’s redshirt eligibility – by playing him for three meaningless snaps in the fourth quarter of a season opener vs. Arkansas State.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011