LINCOLN, Neb. — Doug DuBose rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns, and safety Chris Carr and defensive tackle Chris Spachman each returned an interception for a score Saturday to give No. 18 Nebraska a 52-25 victory over No. 20 Illinois.
DuBose scored on a pair of one-yard runs to stake Nebraska to a 24-10 halftime lead and then ran 49 yards on the Cornhuskers' first play of the second half to ignite a 21-point third quarter that turned the game into a rout.
Nebraska also got a 12-yard touchdown run by Von Sheppard and a nine-yard scoring pass from Travis Turner to Robb Schnitzler in the third quarter as it evened its record at 1-1. Illinois dropped to 1-2.
"We're not a very good football team," Illinois Coach Mike White said. "We were humiliated. We had a taste of big-time college football with USC (a 20-10 opening loss for Illinois) and Nebraska and we failed."