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Huskers turn in listless performance in blowout home loss to Illinois – HuskerExtra.com

One week after its first victory of the season, Parker Gabriel writes, Nebraska imploded instead of building on a foundation.

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Illinois put 28 first-half points on the board behind 290 yards of offense, then opened up the second half with an apparent-three-and-out. The fake punt, though, jumpstarted what turned into a 16-play drive that not only led to three more points but also took nearly five extra minutes off the clock.
That set the tone for the rest of the half. Nursing a multi-score lead, Illinois’ first three second-half possessions looked like this:
* 16 plays, 65 yards, 6:31 time of posession, three points
* 10…

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