Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini was taken to a local hospital during Saturday's game against Arkansas State, but appears to be in good condition after his visit.

An ambulance took Pelini to the hospital after the coach fell ill during the first half and was checked by medical staff at halftime.

Defensive coordinator John Papuchis took over the head-coaching reins after the break, and Nebraska went on to win 42-13.

The concern for Pelini subsided when Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne indicated the coach was "in good shape following preliminary tests."

Pelini, 44, also released a statement saying, "Everything is fine. They ran some precautionary tests and everything checked out just fine. I plan to be back at work (Sunday). I'm proud of our team and coaching staff for the way they responded this afternoon."

This is Pelini's fifth year guiding Nebraska. He has won at least nine games in each of his first four seasons at the helm.

Nebraska lost last week at UCLA and is 2-1 on the young season.