Nathan Scheelhaase Named B1G Offensive Player Of The Week

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

See? There were actually good things about the win!

The Illini domination of the Big Ten has begun.

Yes, that's right, by the time the season has ended all of the Big Ten's trophies and awards shall belong to the Illini. Even the trophies from rivalry games that the Illini don't play in.

The Floyd of Rosedale is ours!

Of course, even the longest journey of trophy collection begins with the first trophy, and that first trophy belongs to Nathan Scheelhaase. It was announced on Monday morning that Nate had been named the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Southern Illinois.

Scheelhaase finished the day with 416 yards and two touchdowns, by far his best day statistically as an Illini.

But how good was it? Well, consider that Nate finished the 2012 season with 1,361 yards passing and two touchdowns. So Nate is already 30% of the way there in matching last season's yardage total, and he's halfway there when it comes to touchdowns.

Seriously, he's on pace to finish the regular season with 4,992 yards and 24 touchdowns.

HE'S GOING TO WIN THE HEISMAN, YOU GUYS.

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