The Nebraska football team opens Big Ten play at Illinois tomorrow night. 

The Huskers out-scored the Fighting Illini 54-35 in Lincoln last season. Coach Scott Frost says Illinois has improved.  “Defensively, I think they plugged up some of the holes that we exploited last year,” Frost said yesterday. “Offensively, they do some creative things.”   

Tomorrow’s kickoff in Champaign is set for 7 p.m. The pre-game show starts at 2 o’clock on News Talk 900 KJSK and will be joined at 6:30 on KLIR 101.