"Because of Fresno's desire to load the box up, it became a pass protecting game in a hurry," said Nebraska running back's coach Ron Brown. "I had to put my best pass protector in there, that was Rex Burkhead."
But instead of doing something a lot of freshman might have done, Green stayed the course. He didn't complain about his lack of involvement.
So when Ameer Abdullah went down against Washington in the second quarter, Green was ready. Sometimes opportunities are hard to come by and guys have to make the most of them. Green did - finding the end zone twice and proving he deserves carries as well.
"We didn't promise anyone a down of football here," said Brown. "You didn't come here because you thought you were the only back who was going to play, you didn't come here because you thought you were going to start four years and win the Heisman. You came here to be on a championship team. Which means you are going to have a room of talent."
Aaron Green with Ameer Abdullah