MyHusker

NEBRASKA

CORNHUSKERS

VS

ILLINOIS

FIGHTING ILLINI

Score

1 2 3 4 F
NU 0 9 7 6 22
ILL 2 14 14 0 30

22

30

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Parker Gabriel and Steven M. Sipple break down Huskers-Illini, and field your questions (Subscription)

Journalstar.com Lincoln Journal Star Aug 29, 2021 Football

Miss the live discussion after Nebraska's season-opening loss vs. Illinois? Check out the replay.

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Game notes: Tannor’s ‘bang-bang’ play a ‘huge swing’; Huskers continue to address special-team mistakes (Subscription)

Journalstar.com PARKER GABRIEL AND CHRIS BASNETT Lincoln Journal Star Aug 29, 2021 Football

Caleb Tannor's penalties for roughing the passer and taunting changed the game in a hurry, but his teammates liked the way he was playing.

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WIRT: Same song, different verse — Nebraska football sinks itself in season-opening loss

Dailynebraskan.com Landon Wirt Aug 29, 2021 Football

The 2021 offseason has far and away been one of the most dramatic in Nebraska football’s history, and easily the most controversial under head coach Scott Frost.

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Three takeaways from Nebraska football’s 30-22 loss

Dailynebraskan.com Martin Herz Aug 29, 2021 Football

There was a lot of pressure on Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost entering Saturday’s season-opener, and he put more on himself with his Bill Belichick-esque press conferences this week. The expectations of the Illinois game were simple: win and…

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Nebraska football falls 22-30 to Illinois in season opener

Dailynebraskan.com Jason Han Aug 29, 2021 Football

After months of consternation, scandal and bits of muffled hope, Nebraska football fell at the first hurdle to Illinois on Saturday.

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They Said It: Nebraska Players Talk 30-22 Loss to Illinois

Hailvarsity.com Aug 29, 2021 Football

Nebraska players met with the media on Saturday following the team’s 30-22 loss to Illinois. We heard from Adrian Martinez, Pheldarius Payne, Oliver Martin, Damion Daniels, Cam Jurgens and Ben Stille. The post They Said It: Nebraska Players Talk 30-22...

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The GAME

1st Quarter

NU

ILL

SF

4:07

Team Safety

0

2

2nd Quarter

NU

ILL

TD

14:25

Markese Stepp 2 Yd Run (Connor Culp PAT failed)

6

2

FG

9:15

Connor Culp 27 Yd Field Goal

9

2

TD

2:51

Mike Epstein 1 Yd Run (James McCourt Kick)

9

9

TD

0:37

Calvin Hart Jr. 41 Yd Fumble Return (James McCourt Kick)

9

16

3rd Quarter

NU

ILL

TD

6:56

Luke Ford 2 Yd pass from Artur Sitkowski (James McCourt Kick)

9

23

TD

4:01

Isaiah Williams 1 Yd pass from Artur Sitkowski (James McCourt Kick)

9

30

TD

3:48

Adrian Martinez 75 Yd Run (Connor Culp Kick)

16

30

4th Quarter

NU

ILL

TD

2:41

Oliver Martin 4 Yd pass from Adrian Martinez (Connor Culp PAT failed)

22

30

Game Leaders

Passing Leaders

A. Martinez
16-32,
232 YDS,
1 TD, 1 INT

A. Sitkowski
12-15,
124 YDS,
2 TD, 0 INT

Rushing Leaders

A. Martinez
17 CAR, 111 YDS,
1 TD

M. Epstein
16 CAR, 75 YDS,
1 TD

Receiving Leaders

O. Martin
6 Rec,
103 YDS,
1 TD

D. Spann
1 Rec,
45 YDS,
0 TD