The Fighting Illini are on the road in Lincoln Nebraska this morning to take on the Huskers in a Week 5 matchup. For the first time since the 45-7 week 1 loss to Wisconsin, the starting QB for the Illini is healthy in Brandon Peters, and it has been confirmed that he will be the starter for today's game. Peters this season only has 8 completions for 87 yards. I know that is only one game, but those numbers are still shocking as he is a second-year QB with a lot of weapons to pick from.
Nebraska comes into the contest with a 1-2 overall record, with their lone win coming against Penn State last week, 30-23. In this week’s newscasts on WPXN, Illini Head Coach told the media that a point of emphasis on defense will be containing the two Huskers QBs in Martinez and McCaffrey. McCaffery tallied 217 total yards of offense last week in the win against Penn State, and Martinez has torched the Illini in his two games throwing for 618 yards and 6 touchdowns. Not only will the offense for the Illini have to be in peak form, but the defense will also have to be their best as well. The last two meetings between the Huskers and the Illini have been offensive shootouts, with the Huskers averaging 42 points against the Illini.
Keys to the game:
Establish the run game
Pressure the QB
Sunny, 43, 8 mph wind.
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