PHOTOS: Huskers ride record-setting defensive quarter to fifth-straight win

Photos by Pat Radigan

Holding Illinois to 10 points in a half was impressive enough, and set a Husker record. Holding the Illini to one point in the second-quarter was next level.

That dominant defense helped Nebraska survive a sloppy night on offense, and improved the Huskers to 8-2 through 10 Big Ten games. That meant that, thanks to a Purdue win over Michigan, NU moved into second place in the conference standings with 8-1 Maryland coming to PBA on Sunday.