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Imani Cross picks up yardage against the Illini during the first half.
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Huskers race past Illini: Ameer Abdullah notched his third 200-yard rushing game of the season to carry No. 21 Nebraska to a 45-14 win over Illinois.
   The Big Red finished with 624 yards of total offense, marking the first time NU had amassed 600 yards of total offense in a Big Ten Conference game. Kenny Bell produced his fifth career 100-yard receiving game with five catches for 105 yards.
  On defense, Daniel Davie intercepted two passes and Randy Gregory registered 2½ sacks.
 
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Abdullah on a first-half run
COMMENTARY

Sipple

A Memorial Stadium crowd of 91,255 had to be pleased, if a bit bored at times, as Nebraska essentially did as expected.”

Steve Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star

Shatel

This isn’t my college football anymore. And I can live with that. Do I have a choice?”

Tom Shatel*
Omaha World-Herald

Vogel

It has been a while since Nebraska has had an opportunity as big as the one that presents itself next Saturday.”

Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity

Hamar

It’s good to know the Huskers are still aiming for greatness.”

Bob Hamar
Grand Island Independent

Chatelain

The problem with pounding the ball is the quarterback some­times feels a greater urge to maximize his passing attempts.”

Dirk Chatelain*
Omaha World-Herald

Stryker

This team is ahead of schedule in things like mental toughness, pride and resiliency.”

Tad Stryker
HuskerMax

 
 

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Nebraska 45
Illinois 14
Sept. 27, 2014 — 8 p.m. CDT
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln | BTN | Game on DVD


                     1    2    3    4   -  Final 
Illinois             7    7    0    0   -   14
Nebraska             7   24    7    7   -   45

1st quarter
NEB - Ameer Abdullah 12 run (Drew Brown kick) 12:27 
ILL - Josh Ferguson 41 run (David Reisner kick) 11:24
2nd quarter
NEB - Abdullah 8 run (Brown kick) 13:21 
NEB - Abdullah 2 run (Brown kick) 9:52 
NEB - Kenny Bell 63 pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. 
     (Brown kick) 8:43
ILL - Geronimo Allison 58 pass from Reilly O'Toole
     (Reisner kick) 7:27
NEB - Brown 29 field goal, 2:48
3rd quarter
NEB - Imani Cross 4 run (Brown kick) 7:56 
4th quarter
NEB - Terrell Newby 6 run (Brown kick) 4:58 
 
                                    ILL      NEB
FIRST DOWNS...................       16       35
  Rushing.....................        4       26
  Passing.....................       10        6
  Penalty.....................        2        3
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............    24-78   70-458
PASSING YDS (NET).............      261      166
Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  38-17-3  21-10-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   62-339   91-624
Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............      0-0     3-12
Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     1-28      1-4
Interception Returns-Yards....     1-14     3-71
Punts (Number-Avg)............   8-42.2   3-37.7
Fumbles-Lost..................      0-0      2-1
Penalties-Yards...............     7-53     8-70
Possession Time...............    20:24    39:36
Third-Down Conversions........  3 of 14  7 of 15
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   0 of 1   1 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      0-1      6-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     2-13     4-28

RUSHING
ILL: J.Ferguson 11-61; M.Dudek 1-27; D.Young 5-17;
     J.Davis 1-minus 1; R.O'Toole 6-minus 26. 
NEB: A.Abdullah 22-208; I.Cross 22-109; T.Armstrong 10-66;
     J.Nelson 5-35; T.Newby 9-34; R.Fyfe 2-6.

PASSING
ILL: R.O'Toole 17-38-3-261.
NEB: T.Armstrong 10-21-1-166.

RECEIVING
ILL: M.Dudek 6-90; G.Allison 5-118; J.Ferguson 3-29;
     M.Barr 2-17; D.Young 1-7.
NEB: K.Bell 5-105; J.Westerkamp 2-31; T.Newby 2-21;
     A.Moore 1-9.

Attendance: 91,255
 
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