Rutgers Defense Has No Answer for Abdullah

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is back in the Heisman race after what he did to the Rutgers defense Saturday afternoon in a 42-24 victory. Senior leaders Lorenzo Waters and Kevin Snyder spoke about their individual struggles, and where things stand after giving up 98 points in the last two weeks.

After giving up 341 total yards to Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, Rutgers safety Lorenzo Waters and linebacker Kevin Snyder both expressed frustrations.

For Waters, it was multiple missed tackles or bad angles against Abdullah and his 11.8 yards per carry. Snyder worked against quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. in the read option, and surrendered the touchdown to Sam Cotton that made it a three-score game in Lincoln. The Rutgers defense gave up nearly 100 points in its last two games, and returns home for a battle against another potent offense led by tailback Melvin Gordon.

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