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Reilly O'Toole to Start vs Nebraska

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Rumors are swirling this afternoon that it will indeed be Reilly O'Toole who will start at QB against the Huskers in place of Wes Lunt.

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In what was already going to be a tough game to win, the Illini have been dealt a big blow with the news that Wes Lunt is injured and will not be playing tonight against the Cornhuskers. Though this has not yet been officially confirmed by the team, several reporters with reliable information tweeted about it this afternoon:

This is obviously a good move as no one would want to trot Lunt out there at less than 100% and risk a far more serious injury. If you're looking at this optimistically, the Huskers will now have to prep for O'Toole at the last minute and may not be ready for the newly-altered Illini gameplan. He's certainly a more mobile QB than Lunt is, as Aaron Bennett points out, but is also less experienced and doesn't have the accuracy and arm strength that Lunt does.'

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It might also be interesting to see if Aaron Bailey is incorporated into the game at all, though he has yet to see any game action in 2014.