The Fighting Illini will play under the lights Saturday night when the Nebraska Cornhuskers come to Memorial Stadium to open Big Ten play. Kick is set for 7 p.m. CT on Big Ten Network.
After missing the previous seven quarters due to injury, senior RB Reggie Corbin returned with a bang last Saturday, rushing for 144 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown in a 34-31 loss to EMU.
Illinois is 2-4 against Nebraska in Champaign. In 2017, Nebraska beat Illinois 28-6 in the Huskers' last visit to Champaign, while holding the Illini to 199 yards of total offense. Despite rushing for 383 yards and five touchdowns, the Fighting Illini couldn't overcome five turnovers and fell to the Cornhuskers, 54-35, last year in Lincoln.
Illinois' 14-13 win in Champaign on October 3, 2015 was the Illini's first against the Cornhuskers since 1924.
Members of the 2019 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame, including linebacker Simeon Rice and wide receiver David Williams, will be honored at the game. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at State Farm Center and is free to attend.