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Huskers score three unanswered TDs

RB Terrell Newby finds the end zone for the second time in the fourth quarter on a 63-yard TD run. Nebraska beat Illinois 31-16.

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Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley talks about his team's 31-16 comeback victory over Illinois (1:15)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A 63-yard run by Terrell Newby makes it comfortable for Nebraska, which has extended its season-long fourth-quarter dominance today in moving closer to 5-0. The Huskers lead Illinois 31-16 and get a bye next week before visiting Indiana.

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Newby blows by the defense to clinch Nebraska's win (1:36)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Dexter Fowler just reached 1000 career hits with a single in the seventh inning against the Reds.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska drove 75 yards in 18 plays and ate 10:42 of clock on a painstaking drive for its first touchdown since the opening possession to retake the lead at 17-16 over Illinois. On the long drive, the Huskers overcame an injury to Jordan Westerkamp, converted two third downs on Illinois penalties and barely made it on fourth and 1 from the Illini 4.

Lineup: White Sox (78-82) vs. Twins (57-103)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 4. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 5. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 6. Avisail Garcia, DH (R)
  • 7. Carlos Sanchez, 2B (S)
  • 8. Omar Narvaez, C (L)
  • 9. Leury Garcia, CF (S)
  • SP: James Shields, RHP

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nebraska offense gathered to watch trainers tend to standout receiver Jordan Westerkamp, who appeared to suffer a back injury after making a third-down catch. It's been a difficult day for Westerkamp against Illinois, who may not bounce back as quickly from this as the last issue that caused him to leave the game.

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Heartwarming moment prior to Illinois-Nebraska (0:58)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois is poking holes in the Nebraska defense. Reggie Corbin and Kendrick Foster have both enjoyed success running the ball -- and the Huskers have turned it over in Illini territory on their past two possessions. Lovie Smith's team leads 16-10 in Lincoln, halfway through the third quarter. Illinois is doing what it takes to produce another surprising victory over Nebraska.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester reached 200 innings on Saturday for the eighth time in his career though it's been a struggle for him against the Reds. He's given up 4 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks and a hit batter. His command has been excellent all year long but not so far today.

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Illinois leads No. 15 Nebraska at halftime

Illinois' Darius Mosely intercepts Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. and takes it into Huskers' territory. The Fighting Illini added a field goal to take a 13-10 lead before the half.

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Illinois Head Coach Lovie Smith talks about his team's defensive play in the 1st half vs. Nebraska (0:37)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A sluggish finish to the first half for No. 15 Nebraska as Illinois, with help from backup QB Chayce Crouch, gets a pair of field goals, aided by a Darius Mosely interception of Tommy Armstrong Jr., to lead 13-10 in Lincoln. Wes Lunt is back for the Illini after missing two plays.

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Armstrong sneaks it in for Huskers

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. sneaks into the end zone for a 1-yard TD. The No. 15 Cornhuskers lead Illinois 10-7 on ESPN2.

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Illinois RB Foster breaks tackle, scores 31-yard TD (0:36)
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Kizer's massive day leads Notre Dame over Syracuse (1:28)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Top receiver Jordan Westerkamp walked slowly off the field for Nebraska after he was tackled on the sideline at the end of a 21-yard reception. Illinois and the Huskers are tied at 7 as injuries mount in the second quarter for Tommy Armstrong's receiving threats.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska tight end Cethan Carter, a key weapon for the Huskers, leaves for the locker room after suffering an apparent left hand or wrist injury on the opening drive against Illinois.

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Breaking down Notre Dame's 50-33 win over Syracuse (2:54)