5 keys to victory for the Nebraska football team against Illinois

The Huskers need a win on Saturday. Check out how they can get it done against the Illinois Fighting Illini.

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The Nebraska football team has a bigger test than some people probably think against the Fighting Illini this weekend. Lovie Smith seems to have his team playing better football as we head towards the finish line. Illinois has three games to get two wins and the Huskers (record-wise) is likely their best bet at win number five. Check out what the Huskers need to do in order to log their third win of the season.

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Adrian Martinez needs to keep doing what he does

The true freshman quarterback keeps putting up eye popping numbers. There were even times last week where he looked a little off. He still had an insane game. Now he's back home in front of what is likely going to be an energized crowd. Cut him loose and watch him go.

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Pass defense needs to keep improving

The Huskers' defense has been much maligned for basically the entire season. They had some problems on Saturday as well. Despite those problems, they held Ohio State's Haskins to his lowest QBR of the season. The Huskers did what they wanted to do as far as forcing the Buckeyes to try and run the ball, it just ended up working out. AJ Bush posted one of his best QBRs of the season last weekend.

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