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Illinois Falls 39-19 to Cornhuskers - Recap

Ameer Abdullah ran for 225 yards as Nebraska handled Illinois by a score of 39-19 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 62.5.

Tommy Armstrong completed 8 of 13 pass attempts for 135 yards for the Cornhuskers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Josh Ferguson rushed for 114 yards for Illinois, while Donovonn Young added 61 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 135 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Josh Ferguson and Jon Davis had 82 and 45 yards respectively.

The time of possession battle favored Illinois as their offense was on the field for 32:54, longer than the 27:06 of their opponents.

Next game, Nebraska takes its act on the road to face Purdue looking for another win. For Illinois, they head home to face Wisconsin.