LINCOLN — After spending much of the season’s first month as a punch line, Nebraska’s defensive unit showed progress in Saturday’s 39-19 victory over Illinois.
The Huskers (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) limited Illinois (3-2, 0-1) to 372 yards of total offense. That marked the second-best performance of the season for the Blackshirts, whose previous best was allowing 284 yards against Southern Miss one week after giving up 602 total yards in the season opener against Wyoming.
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