Game Day: Northern Illinois vs. Nebraska Football Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Northern Illinois Huskies beat Nebraska Cornhuskers 21-17 on an overcast day at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers struggled with issues on both offense and defense. Here are 20 of my favorites.

Northern Illinois punt return man Jalen Embry runs back after his fumble resulting in a turnover as Nebraska special teams players Marquel Dismuke (19) and Tyrin Ferguson (43) are close by at Memorial Stadium Saturday.

Northern Illinois punt return man Jalen Embry runs back after his fumble resulting in a turnover as Nebraska special teams players Marquel Dismuke (19) and Tyrin Ferguson (43) are close by at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. Saturday.

Northern Illinois cornerback Shawun Lurry scores a touchdown on a pick six against Nebraska during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Northern Illinois cornerback Shawun Lurry scores a touchdown on a pick six against Nebraska during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska defensive lineman Khalil Davis sacks Northern Illinois quarterback Daniel Santacaterina during first half action at Memorial Stadium Saturday. Northern Illinois won 21-17.

Nebraska defensive lineman Khalil Davis sacks Northern Illinois quarterback Daniel Santacaterina during first half action at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska defensive back Aaron Williams (24) celebrates defensive lineman Khalil Davis after he sacked Northern Illinois quarterback Daniel Santacaterina during first half action at Memorial Stadium. Northern Illinois won 21-17.

Nebraska defensive back Aaron Williams (24) celebrates defensive lineman Khalil Davis after he sacked Northern Illinois quarterback Daniel Santacaterina during first half action at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska defensive lineman Carlos Davis sacks Northern Illinois quarterback Daniel Santacaterina during second half action at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska defensive lineman Carlos Davis sacks Northern Illinois quarterback Daniel Santacaterina during second half action at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. grimaces while holding his right knee.

Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. grimaces while holding his right knee after jumping for a high pass.

Nebraska running back Mikale Wilbon breaks a Northern Illinois tackle during first half action at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska running back Mikale Wilbon breaks a Northern Illinois tackle during first half action at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska place kicker Drew Brown has his field goal attempt blocked by Northern Illinois players.

Nebraska place kicker Drew Brown has his field goal attempt blocked by Northern Illinois players.

Northern Illinois teammates Mycial Allen (20) Jawuan Johnson (7) and Bobby Jones IV celebrate Johnson's pick six touchdown against Nebraska.

Northern Illinois teammates Mycial Allen (20) Jawuan Johnson (7) and Bobby Jones IV celebrate Johnson’s pick six touchdown against Nebraska.

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee prepares to pass against Northern Illinois.

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee looks downfield while preparing to pass against Northern Illinois.

It's a mad scramble for a loose football as Northern Illinois punt returner Jalen Embry fumbles the ball resulting in a turnover.

It’s a mad scramble for a loose football as Northern Illinois punt returner Jalen Embry fumbles the ball resulting in a Huskies turnover.

A pass from Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee goes through the hands of tight end Connor Ketter as a Northern Illinois player trails at Memorial Stadium.

A pass from Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee goes through the hands of tight end Connor Ketter as a Northern Illinois player trails at Memorial Stadium.

Northern Illinois tailback Jordan Huff tosses the football to a referee after scoring a touchdown against Nebraska.

Northern Illinois tailback Jordan Huff tosses the football to a referee after scoring a touchdown against Nebraska.

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee skampers into the end zone for a Huskers touchdown against Northern Illinois.

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee skampers into the end zone for a Huskers touchdown against Northern Illinois.

Nebraska cheerleaders yell out after scoring a touchdown against Northern Illinois.

Nebraska cheerleaders yell out after scoring a touchdown against Northern Illinois.

Head football coaches Rod Carey of Northern Illinois, left, talks with Mike Riley of Nebraska prior to kickoff.

Head football coaches Rod Carey of Northern Illinois, left, talks with Mike Riley of Nebraska prior to kickoff.

Northern Illinois's long snapper Vinny Labus spins a football on his fingertips while warming up to play Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Northern Illinois’s long snapper Vinny Labus spins a football on his fingertips while warming up to play Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Long snappers Jordan Ober (54) shares a laugh with teammate Chase Urbach (92) while sitting on the team bench before kickoff against Northern Illinois.

Long snappers Jordan Ober (54) shares a laugh with teammate Chase Urbach (92) while sitting on the team bench before kickoff against Northern Illinois.

Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. catches a pass while warming up prior to kickoff against Northern Illinois.

Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. catches a pass while warming up prior to kickoff against Northern Illinois.

A Nebraska cheerleader smiles while cheering during pregame pageantry.

A Nebraska cheerleader smiles while cheering during pregame pageantry.

 

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