Illinois vs. Nebraska: 10 Things We Learned from the Cornhuskers' Win

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Illinois vs. Nebraska: 10 Things We Learned from the Cornhuskers' Win
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It was not Taylor Martinez under center, but that was not a problem for Nebraska as it took care of business against Illinois, never relinquishing its lead and winning 39-19 on Homecoming. 

In Martinez's place, Tommy Armstrong and Ron Kellogg III split the quarterback duties and combined to go 11-of-19 for 186 yards and two touchdowns. The Cornhuskers probably would have been just fine handing the ball off to tailback Ameer Abdullah, who had a career day, carrying the rock 20 times for 225 yards and two touchdowns.

Armstrong and RK3 combined to outperform the Big Ten's leading passer. That's right, Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase entered the game leading the Big Ten in passing yards per game and passer rating, but he was shut down by what has been a vulnerable Nebraska defense.

The game featured just about everything you could hope for from the Cornhuskers' perspective, so let's see the 10 things we learned from Nebraska's dispatching of the Fighting Illini.

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