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Big Ten QB disheartened he’ll never face Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] July 24, 2013 |

CHICAGO, Ill. – Nathan Scheelhaase will be the starting quarterback for a fourth straight season at Illinois. But none of those games will come against Iowa, his father’s alma mater.

Nate Creer was a four-year letterman for the Hawkeyes as a defensive back from 1982 to 1985. Illinois and Iowa haven’t played since 2008.

“Iowa is definitely a school that I always wanted to play against since my dad played there,” said Scheelhaase , who has passed for 5,296 yards and rushed for 1,795 in his career.

Scheelhaase  has watched his dad play on old game tapes, including a 1985 game when No. 1 Iowa beat No.2 Michigan at Kinnick Stadium and the Rose Bowl game against UCLA on Jan. 1, 1986.

“It is disheartening,” Scheelhaase said of never playing the Hawkeyes. “As soon as Illinois plays them again (in 2014), I’m, sure I’ll come back to the games, probably with my dad, so I can talk a little trash. But I always wanted to go to Kinnick and play.”

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About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

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