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Nebraska 52
Illinois 25

Sept. 21, 1985
Lincoln, NE
Illinois      0   10    0   15  -  25
Nebraska     14   10   21    7  -  52

First Quarter
NEB - Doug DuBose 1 run (Craig Schnitzler kick) 2:48
NEB - Chris Carr 56 interception return (C. Schnitzler kick) 4:48
Second Quarter
NEB - FG C. Schnitzler 35, 0:38
ILL - FG Chris White 42, 3:16
ILL - Cap Boso 5 pass from Jack Trudeau (White kick) 13:35
NEB - DuBose 1 run (C. Schnitzler kick) 14:32
Third Quarter
NEB - DuBose 49 run (C. Schnitzler kick) 2:08
NEB - Von Sheppard 12 run (C. Schnitzler kick) 11:44
NEB - Robb Schnitzler 9 pass from Travis Turner (C. Schnitzler kick) 14:33
Fourth Quarter
ILL - Boso 4 pass from Trudeau (David Williams pass from Trudeau) 2:04
ILL - Stephen Pierce 4 pass from Trudeau (White kick) 4:58
NEB - Chris Spachman 38 int. return (C. Schnitzler kick) 11:12

                         ILL       NEB
First downs               19        27    
Rushes-yards           30-98    74-456
Passing yards            292       110
Return yards               4       137
Passes               29-51-4    3-10-1
Sacks by                2-12      4-19
Punts                   6-41      4-32
Fumbles-lost             4-3       5-2
Penalties-yards         4-25      3-34
Time of possession     26:40     33:20

RUSHING
ILL: Thomas Rooks 11-66, Eric Wycoff 6-28
NEB: Nebraska, DuBose 26-191, Tom Rathman
     13-74, McCathorn Clayton 17-69, 
     Paul Miles 8-53

PASSING
ILL: Trudeau 29-51-4-292.
NEB: Clayton 1-5-1-64, Turner 2-5-0-46

RECEIVING
ILL: D. Williams 7-119, Pierce 7-51, Boso
     4-44, Rooks 3-16, Ray Wilson 3-16,
     Anthony Williams 2-33, Keith Jones 2-7
NEB: R. Schnitzler 2-73, Sheppard 1-37


Missed field goals: Neb, C. Schnitzler 39

Attendance: 76,149

1985 Nebraska-Illinois Clayton
McCathorn Clayton runs away from two Illinois defenders.
Chris Spachman INT return

Official recap

McCathorn Clayton's 64-yard pass to Robb Schnitzler late in the first half cooled an Illinois rally and spurred Nebraska to a 52-25 win over the Illini.

Illinois seemed to have momentum going its way just before halftime, having narrowed a 17-0 deficit to 17-10, but the Clayton-Schnitzler aerial set up a Doug DuBose touchdown in the final minute of the first half, starting a run of 28 unanswered points for Nebraska.

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