Video: De'Mornay Pierson-El lays out to put Huskers on the board first

De'Mornay Pierson-El's longest reception of the season gave Nebraska an early lead Friday against Illinois.

Pierson-El hauled in the pass from Tanner Lee about 13 yards past the line of scrimmage then sprinted the rest of the way, diving into the end zone for the score. The 45-yard catch and run gave NU a 7-0 lead after an eight-play, 88-yard touchdown drive.

It was Pierson-El's fourth touchdown catch of the season. Watch video of the play below.

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