>>Big Questions Face Illini As Prepare For Northwestern
Big questions are ahead for Illinois but coach Tim Beckman says he doesn't yet know the answers.
Beckman said Monday he'll decide later this week whether Wes Lunt or Reilly O'Toole starts at quarterback Saturday at Northwestern. O'Toole engineered a surprise win over Penn State last weekend after relieving Lunt.
And Beckman says he doesn't know whether he needs to win Saturday to keep his job. He said no one's said anything about that.
What Beckman said he has heard is congratulations from athletic director Mike Thomas on the field after the Penn State win.
O'Toole proved effective in that win for Illinois (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten).
He says his regular appearances his freshman year backing up Nathan Scheelhaase taught him how to be a good player off the bench.
>>Illini Kicker Co-Special Teams Player of the Week
The Big Ten has named Illinois kicker David Reisner its co-Special Teams Player of the Week after his game-winning kick against Penn State.
The conference said Monday that Resiner shares this week's honor with Maryland kicker Brad Craddock.
Reisner's field goal with eight seconds left lifted Illinois (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) to a 16-14 win over Penn State.
The sophomore kicker made three of his four field goal attempts Saturday. He missed from 50 yards.
Before Saturday Illinois had made just two field goals this season. Reisner had one of them.
Reisner is from Barlett, Illinois. He transferred to Illinois from Navy.