Scheelhaase takes two Big Ten honors

Nathan Scheelhaase received two Big Ten honors after the Illini defeated Purdue this weekend.

Scheelhaase was awarded Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week. This is the fourth time he has been awarded Freshman of the Week.

He completed 16 out of 20 passes for 195 yards and four touchdowns. He had a career-high passer rating of 227.9 – the sixth best rating for a single game in Illinois history. He also went 118 yards rushing on 21 carries – the sixth best quarterback rushing total in Illinois history.

The total 313 yards of offense and 80 percent completion rate were also career highs for Scheelhaase.