(Neb.)-Abdullah earns Player of the Week honors
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is the co-offensive player of the week in the Big Ten Conference. He shares the award with Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde.
Abdullah ran 20 times for a career-high 225 yards in the Cornhuskers' 39-19 win over Illinois on Saturday. He also scored two touchdowns, including an electrifying 43-yarder in the third quarter. He also had two other runs that covered at least 30 yards.
Abdullah goes into this week's game at Purdue with four 100-yard rushing performances this season.
Abdullah's 138-yard average ranks second in the Big Ten and eighth nationally.
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