Nebraska’s Tanner Lee connects with WR De’Mornay Pierson-El for 45-yard TD

It didn’t take Nebraska long to get on the scoreboard and grab an early lead on the road against Illinois.

On the game’s opening possession, the Fighting Illini had a five-play drive that ended in a punt. What ensued was an eight-play, 88-yard drive by the Cornhuskers, resulting in a dime from quarterback Tanner Lee and an electric run after catch from wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El.

The 45-yard touchdown marks not only just the longest career reception for Pierson-El, who is a senior, but also the longest completion of the season for Lee.

Friday night football couldn’t have started any better for the Cornhuskers, who are coming off a 27-17 win over Rutgers last week.

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