Terrell Newby puts the game out of reach with his 63-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Nebraska 31
Illinois 16

Oct. 1, 2016 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPN2
1st quarter
NU - Tommy Armstrong 1 run (Drew Brown
     kick) 8:23 
2nd quarter
IL - Kendrick Foster 31 run (Chase 
     McLaughlin kick) 10:11
NU - Brown 29 field goal, 5:59
IL - McLaughlin 24 field goal, 1:01
IL - McLaughlin 43 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
IL - McLaughlin 33 field goal, 7:40
4th quarter
NU - Terrell Newby 3 run (Brown kick) 11:58 
NU - Trey Foster 6 pass from Armstrong
    (Brown kick) 4:32 
NU - Newby 63 run (Brown kick) 2:03 

                             IL        NU
FIRST DOWNS ................ 12        23
  Rushing ................... 4         9
  Passing ................... 7        12
  Penalty ................... 1         2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ..... 21-124    49-203
PASSING YDS (NET) ......... 146       220
Passes Att-Comp-Int. .. 23-14-0   23-16-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 44-270    72-423
Fumble Returns-Yards ...... 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yards ........ 0-0      3-42
Kickoff Returns-Yards .... 2-38      2-54
Int. Returns-Yards ....... 1-24       0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) ..... 4-41.5     0-0.0
Fumbles-Lost .............. 0-0       1-1
Penalties-Yards .......... 7-48      3-35
Possession Time ......... 21:59     38:01
Third-Down Conv. ....... 2 of 9  10 of 14
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 1    1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances ... 2-2       4-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards .... 0-0       1-9

RUSHING
IL: Corbin 9-72; Foster 7-46; Lunt 2-5; 
    Vaughn 1-1; Echard 2-0. 
NU: Newby 27-140; Ozigbo 10-35; Armstrong
    8-12; Reilly 1-11; Pierson-El 1-4; 
    Wilbon 1-3; TEAM 1-minus 2.

PASSING
IL: Lunt 13-22-0-133; Crouch 1-1-0-13.
NU: Armstrong 16-23-1-220.

RECEIVING
IL: Turner 5-57; Corbin 3-18; Hardee 
    3-17; Grant 2-28; Echard 1-26.
NU: Westerkamp 4-65; Morgan 3-39; Newby 
    2-26; Ozigbo 1-37; Wilbon 1-13; 
    Cotton 1-12; Reilly 1-10; Pierson-El 
    1-10; Foster 1-6; Carter 1-2.

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Newby, No. Huskers Run Past Illini: I-back Terrell Newby took over in the fourth quarter, carrying 16 times for 113 yards including a pair of touchdowns to give No. 15 Nebraska a 31-16 win over Illinois.

The Big Red have owned the fourth quarter this season, and that trend continued with a 21-0 outburst against the Illini in the final period. For the season, the Huskers have outscored their five opponents, 78-6.

The tide turned with a monumental 18-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 10:42 and gave Nebraska a 17-16 lead with 11:58 left in the game.

Making Milt proud
Quotes: Riley | Smith

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Devine Ozigbo picks up yardage in the first half.

Commentary

Vogel

There have to be serious questions about how the offensive line will hold up over seven more games of Big Ten play.

Hail Varsity
Tate

Ultimately it came down the fact that Illinois wore down and couldn’t keep its defense off the field.

News-Gazette
Daniels

Illinois needs to realize the game is four quarters long.

News-Gazette
Callahan

Of all the injuries on Saturday, the one that worries me the most is tight end Cethan Carter.

HuskerOnline
Heady

The Huskers ran the ball twice as many times as they threw it. And they knew, eventually, that the Illinois defensive line would break.

Land of 10
Shatel

On Saturday, the Pipeline stretched from Memorial Cemetery to Memorial Stadium.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

At some point, Nebraska has to return to consistently playing championship-level football.

Lincoln Journal Star
Stryker

The best thing about Mike Riley’s second season in Lincoln is his team’s newfound ability to win the fourth quarter.

HuskerMax
York

Someone made a movie about The Longest Yard, and after Saturday, one of Nebraska’s three fourth-quarter touchdowns belongs in a league of its own

Huskers.com
Chatelain

The Huskers have much to prove before we call them a Top-10 team. ... But they’re developing a championship-caliber sense of belief.

Omaha World-Herald
Hamar

The coaches stressed finishing games during the off-season. Now we’re seeing the results.

Grand Island Independent
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