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Nebraska vs Illinois Final Score: Huskers Dominate Illini 39-19


The Nebraska Cornhuskers breezed by the Illinois Fighting Illini 39-19 in front of a sellout crowd at Memorial Stadium today. The Huskers started the game strong, scoring touchdowns on their first two drives and grabbing a 14-0 lead.

Nebraska added a field goal after the Illini stopped the Huskers drive at the 12 yard line. Illinois answered with a field goal of their own and with 7:50 remaining in the first half. The Cornhuskers wasted little time responding, marching 71 yards in three minutes and thirty-two seconds. Imani Cross scored on a two yard touchdown run extending Nebraska’s lead to 23-3 after a missed PAT by Pat Smith. Imani Cross was tackled in the end-zone on the Huskers next possession, and Nebraska went into halftime with a 23-5 lead.

Nebraska opened the second half with an impressive 75 yards in just over two minutes that was highlighted by a 45 yard touchdown run by running back Ameer Abdullah. Nebraska led 30-5. The Illini scored their first touchdown of the game when Donovonn Young rushed for a one yard touchdown pulling the Illini within a 30-12 deficit.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with Kenny Bell on a 37 yard touchdown pass that was possibly the best reception of his career. The junior wideout grabbed the ball with one hand and scampered for the score. After a 32 yard field goal by Pat Smith, Nebraska finished off their scoring taking a 39-12.

The Fighting Illini scored a late touchdown, and making the final score 39-19.

Ameer Abdullah finished the game with a career best 220 yards rushing on just 20 carries. The Nebraska offense finished the game with 521 yards of offense, including 339 on the ground.

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