The Husker offense struggled, but the defense stepped up.
The Blackshirts were outstanding, holding Illinois to just 21 rushing yards.
It was a significant win for the Huskers, marking their first conference victory under Coach Matt Rhule.
The Blackshirts prevented Illinois from scoring with back-to-back goal-line stops.
Nebraska's offense showed promise with a 39-yard pass and a successful field goal.
A kickoff recovery led to a quick touchdown, extending Nebraska's lead.
Illinois managed a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 10 points.
The Huskers faced difficulties in the second half.
Despite the challenges, the defense remained strong, making critical stops.
The Blackshirt defense sealed the victory with interceptions, providing momentum for the future.