4th quarter push not enough as Huskers drop season opener to Illinois

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CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS (KCAU) – Despite self-inflicted mistakes throughout the game, the Nebraska Huskers came back from a 21-point deficit against Illinois and closed the gap to within a touchdown in their season opener. But the Huskers fell short in the final minute as the Fighting Illini won 30-22, making it the first time in nearly a century the Illini has beaten Nebraska in back-to-back years.

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