Nebraska-Illinois: Five things we learned, still don't know

Stanley Morgan had eight catches for 96 yards and a 23-yard touchdown.

Five things we learned and five things we still don’t know about the Huskers coming out of Friday's victory over Illinois.

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Five things we learned

1. This is the Tanner Lee coaches promised. He was calm in the pocket, made the easy throws and didn’t have any picks. He finished 17 for 24 for 246 yards and three touchdowns.

2. Devine Ozigbo earned himself more carries. The junior was buried in the depth chart the first few weeks, but had 106 yards on 18 carries Friday, averaging 5.9 per attempt.

3. De’Mornay Pierson-El has turned into a dynamic receiver. The senior most known for his punt returns kept his success through the air rolling with four receptions for 94 yards, including a 45-yard catch and run in the first quarter.

4. Nebraska’s run defense was tested early, but eventually showed up. The Illini ran the ball for 93 yards and averaged just 2.5 yards per carry.

5. Nebraska’s pass rush exists. The Huskers had five sacks on the night.

Five things we still don’t know

1. Will those corners ever get better? Lamar Jackson and Eric Lee both had tough nights again.

2. Can Stanley Morgan get back on pace to break the 1,000-yard receiving  mark? After missing last week, he had 96 yards receiving against Illinois.

3. Can Tanner Lee keep this up? The junior was very good Friday in his fifth Husker start. But can he put together a few good games in a row? We’ve not seen that yet.

4. What about against better competition? What will the Nebraska offensive line look like then?

5. Will this get Nebraska back on track? Does a win against Illinois spark a team that much needed a good performance, especially before two tough games against Wisconsin and Ohio State?

How would you grade Nebraska's performance against Illinois?

The Huskers defeated Illinois 28-6 on the road to start conference play 2-0. How would you grade NU's overall performance in Friday's win?

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