Illinois' Geronimo Allison celebrates after scoring the winning TD.

Illinois 14
Nebraska 13

Oct. 3, 2015 - 3:02 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Champaign, IL | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 10 3 0 13
Illinois 0 0 0 14 14
2nd quarter
NEB: Ozigbo 19 run (Brown kick) 12:35 
NEB: Brown 39 field goal, 0:11
3rd quarter
NEB: Brown 28 field goal, 2:56
4th quarter
ILL: Murdock 22 pass from Lunt (Zalewski kick) 13:21 
ILL: Allison 1 pass from Lunt (Zalewski kick) 0:10 
 
                             NEB      ILL
FIRST DOWNS.................. 12       17
  Rushing..................... 9        4
  Passing..................... 2       11
  Penalty..................... 1        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 34-187   32-131
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 105      251
 Att-Comp-Int........... 31-10-1  45-23-0
TOTAL OFFENSE .........   65-292   77-382
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2--1     2-40
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 3-59      0-0
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 0-0     1-18
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 9-46.9   9-37.1
Fumbles-Lost................ 2-1      0-0
Penalties-Yards............ 6-42     3-35
Possession Time........... 28:52    31:08
Third-Down Conv. ....... 4 of 17  7 of 20
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 1   0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 3-3      1-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 2-16     1-15

RUSHING
NEB: Ozigbo 7-70; Janovich 11-43; Armstrong 8-38; Moore 3-21; Newby 5-15

ILL: Vaughn 24-98; Ferguson 4-50; Crouch 1-minus 3; Lunt 3-minus 14.

PASSING
NEB: Armstrong 10-31-1-105.
ILL: Lunt 23-45-0-251.

RECEIVING
NEB: Carter 3-63; Newby 2-11; Reilly 1-16; Pierson-El 1-6; Janovich 1-5; Ozigbo 1-5; Westerkamp 1-minus 1.

ILL: Allison 8-91; Turner 4-70; Cain 4-40; Murdock 2-28; Mays 2-21; Ferguson 1-4; Echard 1-0; Vaughn 1-minus 3.

Attendance: 40,138

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Huskers Fall in Final Seconds at Illinois: For the fourth time in five contests to open the season, the outcome of Nebraska’s football game was not decided until the opponent’s final offensive play. For the third time, the Huskers walked away on the short end of the scoreboard with a 14-13 loss at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium.

The Illini started their final drive at their own 28 with 51 seconds left after a Husker incomplete pass on 3rd-and-7 gave the Illini precious extra seconds for their final possession.

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• Omaha World-Herald: 12
• Lincoln Journal Star 12

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Pregame links & info
Kevin Maurice wraps up Illinois’ Ke’Shawn Vaughn.

Commentary

Sherman

For Nebraska ... it’s time to fix its late-game problems and a leaky secondary or run the risk of failing to get to six wins to reach bowl eligibility.

Chatelain

Mike Riley and Danny Langsdorf lost this football game with dreadful misman­agement, not just of the clock, but of the entire offense.

Omaha World-Herald
Hamar

Run the ball. Run the clock. Win the game. And yet, the Huskers kept going to the air.

Grand Island Independent
Stryker

I thought this veteran coaching staff was flexible in its thinking, but it has not caught on quickly to Big Ten football.

HuskerMax
Sipple

This loss isn’t on Armstrong. Nor is NU’s 2-3 record. The blame rests squarely with the new staff.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

The honeymoon’s over, not the marriage. But this week Riley and Langsdorf are sleeping on the couch.

Omaha World-Herald
Vogel

Good teams are not confused at that moment. Nebraska doesn’t look like a very good team at the moment.

Hail Varsity
Planos

A month of college football can take a lot out of a man. Who knows what Riley’s first month as head coach of the Cornhuskers did to him?

Padilla

The passing game just didn’t work. Yet the Huskers kept going back to that empty well. Why?

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