Illinois snapped a century-old drought with win over Nebraska
With a win over Nebraska on Saturday, Illinois accomplished something it hadn’t done in nearly a century.
The Illini won a game in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Illinois’ 41-23 win over the Huskers was only its fourth-ever win in this series. It was the Illini’s first since 2015. But Illinois hadn’t won a game at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium since 1924.
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In that game, Illinois defeated Nebraska 9-6. The Illini didn’t get another win over the Huskers until 2015.
Quarterback Brandon Peters’ return helped key Illinois’ win. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his first game action since the season-opener. Running backs Chase Brown and Mike Epstein both cleared the 100-yard mark.
For Nebraska, it was another disappointing game in a frustrating season. The Huskers were just one week removed from beating Penn State, but came out flat instead of seizing an opportunity to move to .500 on the season.
Illinois hosts Ohio State next weekend.