Penalties cropping up for the Huskers:
12:01 p.m. Blackshirts show up:
11:56 a.m. Nebraska picks up a first down but the drive stalls from there. Two costly drops, especially Austin Allen’s mishap on a second-down play that could have made for a more manageable third down.
11:49 a.m. Touchdown, Illini. Illinois having its way on third downs this afternoon. Brandon Peters finds Josh Imatorbhebhe on a 28-yard pass over Dicaprio Bootle‘s coverage.
Nebraska trails 21-7 with 13 minutes left in the first half.
11:43 a.m. End of first quarter. A forgettable one for the home team. Illinois leads 14-7.
11:37 a.m. Nebraska turns it over. No controversy on this one. Cam Jurgens‘ fourth-down snap sails over Luke McCaffrey’s head, who scoops the ball and tries to make a play but his pass is intercepted. Leading 14-7, Illinois takes over on its own 35 with 2:32 left in the first quarter. It’s worth noting McCaffrey had two errant passes on potential “chunk” plays for the Huskers, an area the group places plenty of emphasis on.
11:29 a.m. Back and forth we go. Illinois reclaims the lead on another Chase Brown rushing touchdown. His 35-yard run down to the Husker 2-yard line set up the score. Illini having success on the ground.