LINCOLN, Neb. - For the fourth time this season, Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah has been named Big Ten Player of the Week. In a 42-24 win over Rutgers, Abdullah rushed for 225 yards on 19 carries, finding the end zone three times. In the process, he became Nebraska's all-time total yards leader.
Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood got a glimpse of Abdullah up close on Saturday and shared his thoughts with reporters after the game.
"I said this week, I thought he was one of the better backs we have seen in my time at Rutgers, that is 10 years and a lot of good football players," said Flood on Saturday. "He certainly did not unimpress in person, he is very impressive and what I like about him as a runner is you see all the things you want as a runner. Excellent vision, excellent contact and balance, and you see the burst through the line of scrimmage and he has good enough speed to run away from you."
Abdullah has now rushed for 1,249 yards on the season with 17 touchdowns. After being third in the Big Ten last week in rushing yards this season, Abdullah retook the top spot in the conference and in the nation.
Abdullah Saturday post-game press conference: