Imani Cross picks up yardage during the first half.

Nebraska 45
Illinois 14

Sep. 27, 2014 - 8 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Illinois 7 7 0 0 14
Nebraska 7 24 7 7 45
1st quarter
NEB - Abdullah 12 run (Brown kick) 12:27
ILL - Ferguson 41 run (Reisner kick) 11:24
2nd quarter
NEB - Abdullah 8 run (Brown kick) 13:21
NEB - Abdullah 2 run (Brown kick) 9:52
NEB - Bell 63 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 8:43
ILL - Allison 58 pass from O'Toole (Reisner kick) 7:27
NEB - Brown 29 field goal, 2:48
3rd quarter
NEB - Cross 4 run (Brown kick) 7:56
4th quarter
NEB - 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
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 38-17-3  21-10-1
TOTAL OFFENSE............ 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
Int. 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 Conv. ....... 3 of 14  7 of 15
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 1   1 of 2
Sacks By: Number-Yds ...... 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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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.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

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

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.

Hail Varsity
Hamar

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

Grand Island Independent
Chatelain

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

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

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

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