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Nebraska 59
Illinois 14

Sept. 20, 1986
Champaign, IL
Nebraska       28   10   14    7    -   59
Illinois        0    7    0    7    -   14

First Quarter
NEB: Brian Davis 32 interception return (Dale Klein kick) 14:48
NEB: Steve Taylor 6 run (Klein kick) 12:43
NEB: Keith Jones 78 run (Klein kick) 4:27
NEB: Micah Heibel 5 run (Klein kick) 1:32
Second Quarter
ILL: Jerry Reese 7 pass from Chris Lamb (Chris Siambekos kick) 11:15
NEB: Jones 1 run (Klein kick) 7:19
NEB: FG Klein 23, 0:10
Third Quarter
NEB: Taylor 1 run (Klein kick) 7:50
NEB: Willie Griffin 1 pass from McCathorn Clayton (Craig Schnitzler kick) 0:16
Fourth Quarter
ILL: James Gordon 17 pass from Brian  Menkhausen (Siambekos kick) 9:28
NEB: Terry Rodgers 2 run (Schnitzler kick)

A-75,865
                         NEB       ILL
First downs               24        12
Rushes-yards          64-470      29-3
Passing yards             73       204
Return yards              72        13
Passes                5-15-1   18-40-1
Sacks by                2-18       1-6
Punts                   3-40      7-41
Fumbles-lost             5-2       2-2
Penalties-yards        10-70      7-45
Time of possession     31:48     28:12

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
Nebraska, Jones 16-168, Rodgers 10-65, Dana Brinson 3-57, Ken Kaelin 4-40.
Illinois, Keith Jones 7-8. Passing:
Nebraska, Clete Blakeman 3-8-1-47, Clayton 1-2-0-21, Taylor 1-5-0-5.
Illinois, Lamb 12-26-1-107, Menkhausen 6-14-0-97. Receiving:
Nebraska, Griffin 1-21, Tom Banderas 1-20.
Illinois, Stephen Pierce 9-73, Stan Fit 3-37, Gordon 2-21, Reese 2-18. Missed field goals: none.

Keith Jones 78yd TD

Official recap

The first play of the game set the tone for the entire night in Nebraska's 59-14 romp over Illinois. Illini quarterback Chris Lamb took the game's first snap, dropped back to pass, but his aerial landed in the hands of Husker cornerback Brian Davis, who raced untouched 32 yards into the end zone. That gave Nebraska a 7-0 lead in the first 12 seconds.

The Huskers built the lead to 28-0 at the end of the first quarter, and they were never seriously threatened.

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