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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown likes to call Ameer Abdullah ''Mighty Mouse.''
The diminutive sophomore also could be called ''The Man.''
Abdullah, who ran the ball all of 42 times last season, reached 200 carries and crossed the 1,000-yard threshold for the season against Minnesota on Saturday.
The knee injury that has put All-Big Ten back Rex Burkhead on the sideline for most of his senior season necessitated Abdullah's heavier workload.
''Remember the old cartoon `Mighty Mouse?' That's him,'' Brown said after the 38-14 win over the Gophers. ''He's Mighty Mouse, man. He's a muscled up little guy who has a big, giant heart and runs like a bear. He's a versatile guy and he has great mental toughness.''
The 2012 offense was supposed to feature Burkhead, the fan favorite who is among only seven Nebraska backs to run for 3,00...
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Nebraska running back's coach Ron Brown likes to call Ameer Abdullah mighty mouse, but he could easily have another name as well - the man.
Dylan Talley scored 14 of his career-high 22 points in the second half to lead Nebraska past Nebraska-Omaha 75-62 in the first Division I match-up between the two schools.
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LINCOLN, Neb. — On Saturday, the Gophers faced a big, strong, fast team in the Cornhuskers. Nebraska dominated on both sides of the ball, overpowering Minnesota en route to a 38-14 victory.
Despite an up and down start to the first half, the Nebraska Cornhuskers used a strong second half to beat the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks, 75-62.