Nebraska takes an unbeaten record and number 15 national ranking into Saturday’s Big Ten game against Illinois.
For the second straight week the Huskers play a team that beat them a year ago. Late miscues and poor clock management allowed the Illini to rally for a 14-13 and coach Mike Riley was asked if it feels like they are on a redemption tour.
“It feels like that to me for sure but it also just feels like a new year”, said Riley. “I did not bring that up once to our team last week but personally it does feel like that.”
The Illini are 1-2 under former Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith. Kickoff in Memorial Stadium is 2:30. The game will be carried by ESPN2.