High-octane offense bottled up by Huskers

High-octane offense bottled up by Huskers

The Illinois offense never really hit it's stride Saturday at Nebraska. The high winds has something to do with it, but Illinois was still held more than 80 yards below their season average.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illinois offense never really hit it's stride Saturday at Nebraska.  The high winds has something to do with it, but Illinois was still held more than 80 yards below their season average.

Part of that has to do with the fact that the Illini were never able to get anything going downfield, which has been key for them early in the season.  It also didn't help that Nathan Scheelhaase didn't have a ton of time to throw.  He took three sacks, which is something they plan to work on during the bye week.

"We have to continue to work on getting ourselves open downfield," said head coach Tim Beckman.  "And giving Nathan enough time to be able to throw the ball downfield."

Illinois is still averaging more than 450 yards per game, which ranks sixth best in the Big Ten.
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