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Illinois looks to O'Toole after Lunt's injury

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -

Illinois coach Tim Beckman isn't ready to name a starter to fill the hole left by quarterback Wes Lunt's injury. But it sounds like Reilly O'Toole is option No. 1.

Beckman said Monday he wants O'Toole and Aaron Bailey to compete for the spot for the Saturday game at Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten).

But offensive coordinator Bill Cubit said O'Toole will get the bulk of first-team practice time this week for Illinois (3-3, 0-2).

Lunt is out four to six weeks with a broken leg.

O'Toole started against Nebraska. He had effective moments but also threw four interceptions.

Cubit thinks O'Toole tried to do too much by believing the game might be his one chance to start.

Now Cubit hopes O'Toole can relax a bit.

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