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Nebraska Leads Illinois 10-0 At Half

Nebraska leads Illinois 10-0 at half after a rough start by a Husker offense that could manage only 23 yards in the first quarter.

A blustery day at Illinois has lead to a lousy day throwing the ball for both quarterbacks, who are a combined 16-for-35 in the first half. Tommy Armstrong is 7-for-16 for 85 yards, while Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt is 9-for-19 for 89 yards. Cethan Carter leads receivers with two receptions for 60 yards, one a 55-yard pass play to pick up a first down on a broken play.

The Nebraska running game has managed 86 yards on 11 carries, meaning mostly that Nebraska has thrown the ball more than they've run it.

Illinois has had their chances, missing two field goals, while Nebraska's Devine Ozibo scored a touchdown and kicker Drew Brown hit a 39-yard field goal.

The teams have combined for nine punts. Nebraska punter Sam Foltz punted four times for at least 50 yards. The long was 63 yards and Foltz pinned Illinois inside their own 10 yard line twice.