Casey Thompson has been targeting Trey Palmer a lot this season, and for good reason. Palmer is the team’s leading receiver.

Palmer not only is leading Nebraska in receiving yards, but is second in the B1G with 781. The only person ahead of him is Purdue’s Charlie Jones with 840.

While Thompson noted how good Palmer has been playing this season, he noted that Palmer has been getting better with each game at the team’s weekly presser.

“As good as he’s played, he’s actually getting better at his route running and he’s getting better at catching the ball,” said Thompson.

The Huskers will need Thompson and Palmer to continue connecting with each other on the football field if they want to make a bowl game under Mickey Joseph. Nebraska is 3-4 with five games left on the schedule.

No. 17 Illinois is up next for Nebraska. That game has a kickoff time of 3:30 p.m. ET and will be shown on ABC.