Is Ameer Abdullah Worthy of the Heisman Trophy

Consider this:

  • After eight games, he is the nation's leading rusher with 1,249 yards.
  • He has surpassed the all-purpose offensive yard records of Eric Crouch, Johnny Rogers and Mike Rozier (all former Heisman Trophy winners)
  • He is on the verge of passing Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier's all-time rushing record at Nebraska.
  • He has rushed for 200 or more yards FOUR times this season (a new record at Nebraska).
  • He has rushed for more touchdowns than any other player in history at Nebraska.
  • This year, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards in just seven games (another record at Nebraska).
  • His 341 all-purpose offensive yards accumulated during the Rutgers game broke yet another record at Nebraska.
  • He has been named the BIG TEN Offensive Player of the Week three times this season (probably four after his performance in the Rutgers game).
  • He has surpassed Archie Griffin's BIG TEN all-purpose offensive yards record (Griffin won the Heisman Trophy twice).
  • He has five, possibly six more games to play this season.
  • And, he's a class act both on and off the field.

Folks, regardless of what you read in the media Ameer Abdullah is hands-down a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy.

 

Nebraska v Rutgers Recap

The Huskers defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 42-24 improving their record to 7-1 as they now sit on top of the BIG West.  Senior RB Ameer Abdullah had his best single game ever with 225 yards rushing and a combined 341 all-purpose offensive yards.  Senior WR Kenny Bell set a new Husker record surpassing Nate Swift's mark of 166 receptions.  LB Zaire Anderson led the Blackshirts with 11 tackles.  DE Randy Gregory added five tackles including a 12-yard sack, two quarterback hurries and a blocked field goal.

Chancellor Perlman Visits The Lucky 7

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman spent Saturday evening with the Washington Cornhuskers at the Lucky 7 in Kirkland. A large number of fans came to the Lucky 7 to welcome the Chancellor. Mr. Perlman spoke during half-time and was presented with an official Washington Cornhusker tee-shirt and coin. Pictured above is Chancellor Perlman and Washington Cornhuskers President Kevin Boldt. Thanks for visiting us Mr Perlman. GO BIG RED.

Nebraska v Northwestern Recap

Your AP #16 Huskers exploded in the second-half and defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 38-17. At the end of the first half, Nebraska trailed Northwestern 17-14. The Wildcats accumulated 262 yards in the first-half compared to the Huskers 227 yards. In the second-half the Huskers rushed and passed for a total of 244 yards and held the Wildcats to just 28 offensive yards. For total game stats, Sophomore QB Tommy Armstrong carried the ball ten times for 55 yards and went 18-29 passing for 221 yards. Armstrong caught a touchdown pass on a trick play.  Senior RB Ameer Abdullah ran on 23 carries for 146 yards bringing his career rushing yard mark to 4,001 surpassing former Husker RB Ahman Green. Abdullah is now just 779 yards shy of passing former RB Mike Rozier's all-time rushing record. Addullah also became the first Husker RB to record three, 1,000 yards rushing in a career.  He also became the first Husker RB ever to reach 1,000 yards in just seven games. Returner Pierson-El caught three passes for 66 yards and ran for 55 yards returning kickoffs and punts. The Blackshirts leading tackler was senior LB Trevor Roach with 10. The Blackshirts sacked Wildcats QB Siemian four times for 37 yards in losses. GBR

2014 Water For Food Global Conference

The 2014 Water For Food Global Conference sponsored by the University of Nebraska and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is scheduled to begin this coming Sunday October 18, 2014 through Wednesday October 22, 2014.  The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington.  For more information click here http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/wff2014/schedule/

Brook Berringer Documentary

The BIG TEN Network will show a documentary on the life of former Husker QB Brook Berringer on Saturday, October 18, 2014 immedilately following the Nebraska v Northwestern game.  The documentary will feature various plays from games that Brook played in.  The documentary is expected to be widely viewed by Husker fans throughout the country.  Tune in.

Nebraska v Michigan State Recap

NEVER give up on the Big Red.  That's the message coming out of the Huskers 27-22 loss to the Michigan State Spartans.  After three quarters of play the Huskers were down 27-3.  Many folks (myself included) thought the game was over.  But, in the fourth quarter QB Ryker Fyfe handed off to RB Ameer Abdullah who ran for a two-yard touchdown.  The two-point conversion failed and the score was 27-9.  RB Abdullah rushed for another touchdown and the successful PAT brought the score to 27-16.  The Huskers forced Sparty to punt and rocket return-man Pierson-Els returned the punt 62-yards for the touchdown.  The score was now 27-22.  The Huskers attempted an on-side kick that failed. Michigan State drove the ball to within field goal range but missed when the ball hit the upright.  The Huskers had one last chance.  QB Tommy Armstrong who earlier had to leave the game due to an injury threw a 43-yard pass to WR Alonzo Moore.  QB Armstrong nearly connected with WR Moore for another pass in the end zone but Moore could not hold onto the ball.  QB Armstrong later threw an interception and the game ended 27-22.  Instead of naming one Washington Cornhusker Player of the Week, I'm going to draw your attention to several all of whom deserve recognition.  QB Armstrong left the game injured, returned and went 24-48 in passing for 273 yards and nearly won the game for the Huskers.  LB Trevor Roach finished the game with a career-high 18 tackles including 9 solo tackles and four tackles for losses.  DE Randy Gregory proved decisive when he stopped Sparty on several critical plays and he had an interception.  Finally, Punt Returner Pierson-Els returned a punt 62-yards for a Husker touchdown.  Way to fight Huskers. NEVER give up on the Big Red.

For The Third Time BIG TEN Offensive Player of the Week

Congratulations again to Senior RB #8 Ameer Abdullah.  For the third time this season, #8 was named the BIG'S Offensive Player of the Week.  During the first half of the Illinois game, Ameer rushed 20 times for 196 yards in the first half alone.  He played for a few minutes in the second half and then sat out to give other players some game experience. Ameer finished the game with 22 carries and 208 yards.  Congrats Ameer.

Welcome To Lincoln

During the second half of the Illinoi game, Husker Safty Nathan Gerry picked off an Illinois pass and sprinted towards the endzone.  Gerry got a little help from DE #4 Randy Gregory who delivered a monster block on an Illinois player about to tackle Gerry from behind.  The media later reported that Gregory "decleated" the Illinois player on the hit.  I'm not sure if that means Gregory knocked off his shoes or knocked the cleats off his shoes.  Either way, I'm guessing it hurt-alot.

Nebraska v Illinois Recap

Husker Heisman hopeful RB #8 Ameer Abdullah completed his third 200-yard rushing game this season as #21 Nebraska defeated Illinois 45-14 before another sellout crowd at Memeroal Staduim.  The Huskers finished the game with 624 total offensive yards improving their record to 5-0.  This is the first time the Huskers amassed more than 600 offensive yards in BIG play.  Abdullah carried the ball 22 times for 208 yards. QB #4 Tommy Armstrong rushed for 66 yards and went 10-21 in passing for 166 yards including a 63-yard touchdown strike to #80 Kenny Bell.  RB Imani Cross finished with 104 yards on 21 carries.  The Blackshirts picked off Illinois QB Ryan O'Toole twice during the game. The Huskers now prepare to travel to East Lansing to take on a tough Michigan State team.  Congratulations Ameer, you are once again the Washington Cornhuskers Player of the Week.

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