By the Numbers: Nebraska nets highest point total of the season vs. Illinois
Nebraska’s offense is rolling now. It’s really too bad that things started clicking so late in the season. But, as they say, better late than never.
This week, the explosive Husker offense scored at will in a 54-35 win over Illinois, improving to 3-7 on the season. Devine Ozigbo was spectacular and Adrian Martinez was his usual, sensational self. There was plenty to be impressed with this week in Lincoln.
On Saturday, Nebraska had some new team and personal highs, marks that hadn’t been hit in a few years. The numbers below show just how dominant the Huskers offense was against Illinois:
606: Total yards the Huskers amassed. It’s the second time this season they’ve eclipsed the 600-yard mark in a single game. Nebraska totaled 659 yards against Minnesota.
131: Receiving yards for Stanley Morgan Jr. It’s his second-highest receiving total of the season. He also finished the afternoon with two touchdowns.
70.6: Nebraska’s completion percentage against Illinois. This marks the fourth time this season that Adrian Martinez has completed at least 70 percent of his passes.
54: Points scored. On Saturday, Nebraska racked up its highest point total since dropping 55 points on Fresno State on Sept. 13, 2014.
14.7: Yards per carry for Devine Ozigbo. That’s the highest average for the Nebraska running back. He also had three rushing touchdowns for the first time in his career.
8.78: Average yards per play. The Huskers were picking up a first down nearly every play on average. Not bad.
7: Number of plays that went for 30 yards or more. Nebraska had several explosive plays throughout the game, embarrassing Illinois’ defense frequently.
0: Amount of time Nebraska trailed Illinois. While the game was tied at a few different points, the Huskers never fell behind the Illini.