The Huskers turn their attention to the start of Big Ten play, hosting Illinois. Overall Bo Pelini happy with the 4-0 start, but defensively his team is cutting some corners when it comes to the basics and it showed at times against Miami. Miami approached this game a little differently than what they’ve done in the past, trying to spread out the Huskers defense a little more forcing the Pelini to use six defensive backs a little more than he would have liked
The Huskers held Miami to 76 yards rushing, but that was the net after 25 yards lost by quarterback Brad Kaaya. Duke Johnson finished with 93 yards rushing and an average of 5.2 yards per carry.