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Illinois 41, Nebraska 23

Illinois; 14; 14; 10; 3; —; 41

Nebraska; 7; 3; 7; 6; —; 23

First quarter

Illinois — Chase Brown 3-yard run (James McCourt kick), 13:31

Nebraska — Luke McCaffrey 5-yard run (Connor Culp kick), 9:20

Illinois — Chase Brown 2-yard run (James McCourt kick), 5:39

Second quarter

Illinois — Josh Imatorbhebhe 28-yard pass from Brandon Peters (James McCourt kick), 13:48.

Nebraska — Connor Culp 30-yard field goal, 7:32

Illinois — Mike Epstein 1-yard run (James McCourt kick), 5:50.

Third quarter

Illinois — James McCourt 24-yard field goal, 8:23.

Nebraska — Luke McCaffrey 1-yard run (Connor Culp kick), 6:48.

Illinois — Brandon Peters 1-yard run (James McCourt kick), 2:31

Fourth quarter

Illinois — James McCourt 21-yard field goal, 10:14.

Nebraska — Levi Falck 4-yard pass from Adrian Martinez (run failed), 2:12.

Team statistics

;Illinois ;Nebraska

First downs; 25; 25

Rushes-yards 52-285; 44-215

Passing yards; 205; 177

Comp-Att-Int; 18-25-0; 18-30-3

Total offense; 490; 392

Kickoff returns; 2-40; 3-63

Punt returns; 0-0; 3-29

Fumble returns; 0-0; 0-0

Interception returns; 3-31; 0-0

Punts-avg.; 3-45.7; 2-49.0

Fumbles-lost; 4-0; 4-2

Penalties-yards; 3-31; 7-66

Time of possession; 36:21; 23:39

Individual statistics

Rushing — Illinois: Chase Brown 26-110, Mike Epstein 13-113, Brandon Peters 8-36, Isaiah Williams 3-14, Blake Hayes 1-14, Team 1-(-2). Nebraska: Luke McCaffrey 26-122, Marvin Scott 8-22, Wan'Dale Robinson 7-60, Adrian Martinez 2-8, Rahmir Johnson 1-3.

Passing — Illinois: Brandon Peters 18-25-0 205 yards. Nebraska: Luke McCaffrey 15-26-3 134 yards, Adrian Martinez 3-4-0 43 yards. 

Receiving — Illinois: Donny Navarro 5-58, Josh Imatorbhebhe 4-71, Daniel Barker 3-42, Casey Washington 2-11, Kyron Cumby 2-(-1), Chase Brown 1-12, Brian Hightower 1-12. Nebraska: Wan'Dale Robinson 6-60, Austin Allen 5-43, Oliver Martin 2-30, Levi Falck 2-11, Travis Vokolek 1-16, Zavier Betts 1-9, Rahmir Johnson 1-8.

Kickoff returns — Illinois: Kyron Cumby 2-40. Nebraska: Alante Brown 3-63.

Punt returns — Nebraska: Cam Taylor-Britt 2-22, Oliver Martin 1-7.

Fumble returns — none.

Interception returns — Illinois: Tony Adams 1-23, Jake Hansen 1-8, Tarique Barnes 1-0. 

Punting — Illinois: Blake Hayes 3 punts, 137 yards, 45.7 average. Nebraska: Will Przystup 2 punts, 98 yards, 49.0 average.

Tackle leaders — Illinois: Tony Adams 9-4 — 13, Khalan Tolson 5-5 — 10, Jake Hansen 3-4 — 7, Tarique Barnes 3-4 — 7, Sydney Brown 1-5 — 6, Nate Hobbs 3-2 — 5. Nebraska: Will Honas 3-7 — 10, JoJo Domann 6-2 — 8, Luke Reimer 4-3 — 7, Deontai Williams 3-3 — 6, Casey Rogers 0-5 — 5.

 

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