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Nebraska Football

After Champaign Setback, Huskers' Run Defense Has Something to Prove

September 24, 2019

Through the first three weeks of the season, run defense appeared to be one of Nebraska’s biggest strengths. Each of Nebraska’s first three opponents failed to crack the 90-yard barrier on the ground and the Huskers gave up three rushing touchdowns in three weeks. South Alabama, Colorado and Northern Illinois averaged 2.2 yards on 113 carries.

In week four, however, Nebraska’s defense showed some cracks as Illinois racked up 235 yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries (sacks excluded).

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