Tanner Lee gets set to pass in the first quarter.

Nebraska 28
Illinois 6

Sep. 29, 2017 - 7:05 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Champaign, IL | FS1
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 14 0 7 28
Illinois 0 3 3 0 6
1st quarter
NU: Pierson-El 45 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 8:57 Video
2nd quarter
IL: McLaughlin 25 field goal, 14:47
NU: Ozigbo 15 run (Brown kick) 10:38 Video
NU: Hoppes 6 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 1:23 Video
3rd quarter
IL: McLaughlin 25 field goal, 7:49
4th quarter
NU: Morgan 23 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 13:34 Video
 
                             NU       IL
FIRST DOWNS................. 23       15
  Rushing.................... 9        6
  Passing................... 12        7
  Penalty.................... 2        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 38-165    37-93
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 246      106
  Att-Comp-Int. ....... 24-17-0  16-10-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS..... 62-411   53-199
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      1-5
Punt Returns-Yards......... 1-4      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 1-20     3-43
Int. Returns-Yards......... 1-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 2-33.5   5-37.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 4-1      3-0
Penalties-Yards........... 5-70     5-49
Possession Time.......... 31:08    28:52
Third-Down Conv. ...... 7 of 11  5 of 12
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 1 of 1   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 2-3      2-2
Sacks By: Number-Yds ..... 5-32     2-16

RUSHING
NU: Ozigbo 18-106; Wilbon 13-60; Spielman 2-12; Bradley 1-7; TEAM 2-minus 4; Lee 2-minus 16.

IL: Epstein 10-42; Crouch 18-37; Bonner 4-10; Corbin 4-9; Foster 1-minus 5.

PASSING
NU: Lee 17-24-0-246.

IL: Crouch 9-15-1-99; Davis 1-1-0-7.

RECEIVING
NU: Morgan 8-96; Pierson-El 4-94; Hoppes 2-27; Spielman 2-25; Lindsey 1-4.
 
IL: Turner 3-25; Dudek 2-37; Green 1-18; Thieman 1-11; Smalling 1-10; Walker 1-7; Bonner 1-minus 2.

Attendance: 43,058


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Nebraska outyarded Illinois 411 to 199 as the Huskers rolled to a 28-6 road win to improve to 2-0 in Big Ten play.

The Blackshirts have now held three straight opponents to 250 yards or less of offense, the first time that has happened since 2003. The Huskers notched season highs in both tackles for loss and sacks with 10 and five, respectively.

Nebraska’s offense included 246 yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Tanner Lee on 17-for-24 passing, while Devine Ozigbo accounted for a career-high 106 of NU’s 165 rushing yards.  Mikale Wilbon added 60 yards.

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Khalil Davis closes in on the QB.

Commentary

Christopherson

Diaco's defense continues to get better. And they finally got those sacks people want.

Huskers Illustrated
Keeler

[The Blackshirts] seem to be closer to putting the jigsaw puzzle together with each passing week.

Land of 10
Shatel

In the last two weeks, the Huskers have beaten the worst two teams in the Big Ten ... and now must brace for two of the best.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

If [Tanner Lee's] confidence wavered during Nebraska's first four games ... this game surely helped matters.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

So it was a nice win. Every win is nice these days.

Grand Island Independent
Hardesty

Iin the last two weeks on both sides of the ball, the Huskers have taken steps in the right direction.

Daily Nebraskan
Stryker

The most hopeful thing I saw Friday night in Champaign was the Davis twins starting to take their game to the next level.

HuskerMax
Vogel

The Huskers’ defense, much maligned after six quarters this season, seems to be finding a solid group of guys willing to buy into the bombast, Nebraskan or not.

Hail Varsity
Callahan

Michael Decker has really added something at center. His ability to get out and pull is big.

HuskerOnline
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