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.
14-7, Illinois, with 5:39 left in the first period.
11:07 a.m. Tie game. The Huskers march down the field for the equalizer, punctuated by Luke McCaffrey’s 5-yard run. 12 plays, 71 yards. NU ran the ball on the last six plays of that drive. Marvin Scott had four carries for 20 yards.
11:05 a.m. Well. 7-0 Illinois. Nebraska fumbles on its first play from scrimmage on what appeared to be an incomplete pass by Luke McCaffrey. The play, perhaps inexplicably, was not reviewed. Then, Illinois goes 21 yards on three plays, capped off by Chase Brown‘s 3-yard touchdown run.
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