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Nebraska trails Northern Illinois at the half

Posted: 12:33 PM, Sep 16, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-16 17:34:37Z

Yikes. Another tough start for the Nebraska against an early season opponent as the Huskers trail Northern Illinois 14-0 at the half. 

Nebraska's offensive line is getting next-to-no protection for quarterback Tanner Lee, causing Lee to throw two early pick-six's. Lee has completed 15 of his 26 passes for 147 yards.

The Huskers offense is without starting running back Tre Bryant, but Wilbon has had a decent game so far racking up 62 yards on 13 carries.

Bob Diaco's defense has looked stellar so far, allowing just 88 yards of total offense, with an even 44 yards through the air and 44 on the ground. 

Drew Brown's field goal as time expired was blocked to maintain the Northern Illinois shutout.