Nebraska 59
Illinois 14

Sep. 20, 1986 - 6 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Champaign, IL | WTBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 28 10 14 7 59
Illinois 0 7 0 7 14
First Quarter
NEB: Brian Davis 32 interception return (Dale Klein kick) 14:48
NEB: Steve Taylor 6 run (Klein kick) 12:43
NEB: Keith Jones 78 run (Klein kick) 4:27
NEB: Micah Heibel 5 run (Klein kick) 1:32
Second Quarter
ILL: Jerry Reese 7 pass from Chris Lamb (Chris Siambekos kick) 11:15
NEB: Jones 1 run (Klein kick) 7:19
NEB: FG Klein 23, 0:10
Third Quarter
NEB: Taylor 1 run (Klein kick) 7:50
NEB: Willie Griffin 1 pass from McCathorn Clayton (Craig Schnitzler kick) 0:16
Fourth Quarter
ILL: James Gordon 17 pass from Brian  Menkhausen (Siambekos kick) 9:28
NEB: Terry Rodgers 2 run (Schnitzler kick)

A-75,865
                         NEB       ILL
First downs               24        12
Rushes-yards          64-470      29-3
Passing yards             73       204
  Comp-Att-Int        5-15-1   18-40-1
Total offense         79-543    69-207
Return yards              72        13
Sacks by                2-18       1-6
Punts                   3-40      7-41
Fumbles-lost             5-2       2-2
Penalties-yards        10-70      7-45
Time of possession     31:48     28:12

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
Nebraska, Jones 16-168, Rodgers 10-65, Dana Brinson 3-57, Ken Kaelin 4-40.
Illinois, Keith Jones 7-8.

Passing:
Nebraska, Clete Blakeman 3-8-1-47, Clayton 1-2-0-21, Taylor 1-5-0-5.
Illinois, Lamb 12-26-1-107, Menkhausen 6-14-0-97.

Receiving:
Nebraska, Griffin 1-21, Tom Banderas 1-20.
Illinois, Stephen Pierce 9-73, Stan Fit 3-37, Gordon 2-21, Reese 2-18.

Missed field goals: none.

• ADDITIONAL STATSSCORING SUMMARY

Coverage

Recap
Keith Jones 78yd TD
Keith Jones sprints 78 yards for Nebraska’s third TD.

Huskers bury Illini with blazing start

The first play of the game set the tone for the entire night in Nebraska’s 59-14 romp over Illinois. Illini quarterback Chris Lamb took the game’s first snap and dropped back to pass, but his aerial landed in the hands of Husker cornerback Brian Davis, who raced untouched 32 yards into the end zone. That gave Nebraska a 7-0 lead in the first 12 seconds.

The Huskers built the lead to 28-0 at the end of the first quarter, and they were never seriously threatened.

Keith Jones accounted for 168 of Nebraska’s 470 rushing yards as the Illini netted just three yards on the ground.

1986 Nebraska-Illinois photo JonesKeith Jones is dragged down by Illinois’ Ed White. · Decatur Herald and Review · Newspapers.com

Pregame & team info
1986 schedule
04/26 Reds 70, Whites 14
09/06 Florida St. W 34-17
09/20 @ Illinois W 59-14
09/27 Oregon W 48-14
10/04 @ South Carolina W 27-24
10/11 Oklahoma St. W 30-10
10/18 Missouri W 48-17
10/25 @ Colorado L 10-20
11/01 Kansas St. W 38-0
11/08 @ Iowa St. W 35-14
11/15 @ Kansas W 70-0
11/22 Oklahoma L 17-20
01/01 LSU W 30-15
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