Rutgers-Nebraska Preview

Ameer Abdullah continues to carry the load for Nebraska, which returned from a bye week with a convincing win last weekend. He could be in for another big game against a Rutgers team that's struggled to stop the run. The No. 16 Cornhuskers try to stay unbeaten at home when they face the Scarlet Knights on Saturday. After Abdullah was held to a season-low 45 yards on 24 attempts...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Records mean little to Abdullah if Neb doesn't win

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Ameer Abdullah says this is no time for him to celebrate his personal achievements, not with six weeks left in the regular season. So don't bother asking him what he thinks about being the first Nebraska player to post three 1,000-yard rushing seasons, or about becoming the school's No. 2 all-time leading rusher, or about scoring a career-high four touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers remind rest of B1G why they’re still contenders in 2014

Remember when Nebraska was a Top 15 team? It seems like ages ago that the Huskers were the class of the Big Ten West and a potential College Football Playoff contender. Everything was going fine, then it all came crashing down in the form of a 27-22 loss at Michigan State three weeks ago. Yet, following the bye week the question was how Nebraska would respond to the loss. Staring...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska returner Pierson-El stars on offense too

Nebraska's De'Mornay Pierson-El quickly established his reputation as one of the nation's top punt returners. This freshman can do more than special teams. Knowing that Pierson-El has returned two punts for touchdowns, Northwestern mostly kicked away from him Saturday. That didn't stop him from hurting the Wildcats in other ways in the Cornhuskers' 38-17 road...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdullah drives Nebraska past Northwestern 38-17

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Ameer Abdullah had four 1-yard touchdown runs and quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. scored on a 16-yard reception, leading No. 19 Nebraska to a 38-17 victory at Northwestern on Saturday night. Abdullah finished with 146 yards on 23 carries as the Cornhuskers (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) bounced back from a 27-22 loss at Michigan State. Abdullah had only 45 yards in the loss...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Week 8 Writers Picks Against the Spread

Our writers are back for another week of picks against the spreads set by the wise guys in Las Vegas. Let’s see how they have the Big Ten games shaping up this weekend. Iowa at Maryland (-4.5) James Needham –I think if Iowa can run the ball and play the same type of defense that OSU played against Maryland this game could get ugly quick for the Terps.  I like Iowa to win by...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 10 has 4 of the nation's top 7 running backs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The Big Ten Conference traditionally has been a run-first league and nothing has changed halfway through the current season. Sure there are teams that run the spread offense or some degree of it and there are teams that can air the ball out. The bottom line, though, is that the run continues to be the strength of the league in this expansion season with Rutgers...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 Bloguin Heisman Poll, week seven

Last week was the Season Premiere of the Bloguin Heisman Poll, and Todd Gurley jumped out to the lead. Then, the news broke that Gurley would be suspended indefinitely. The star running back missed Georgia’s game this past weekend against Missouri. The Heisman leader getting suspended is unprecedented since I’ve been hosting this poll. How would the voters respond? Would Gurley...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Still Heisman Hope For Abdullah With Todd Gurley Suspended

Well folks here we are again. Another crisp fall with college football every Saturday, hopefully your team is still giving you hope, and you can stay glued to the television on Saturdays. Unfortunately the same stories seem to arise every football season. Georgia star running back Todd Gurley has found himself in a predicament. Coach Mark Richt has decided to suspend Todd Gurley...
Via Football Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Cook Shines As Ameer Abdullah Struggles, and More Big Ten Scouting Notes

In the spotlight match-up for the Big Ten in Week 6, Michigan State and Nebraska clashed for an epic battle in East Lansing, Michigan. Despite dominating for three-plus quarters, Michigan State nearly lost the game in the last seconds, until star cornerback Trae Waynes intercepted an errant pass from Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong. Nearly all of Michigan State’s prospects...
Via Optimum Scouting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Holtz Mispronounces Ameer Abdullah’s Name Twice

ESPN's Lou Holtz isn't too familiar with Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, as he calls him Muhammad.
Via Gamedayr
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Holtz Calls Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah, “Muhammad” (Video)

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is a star and Heisman Trophy candidate.  That didn’t stop ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz from totally butchering his name. Holtz is a professional, and regardless of age should do a better job with that young mans name. H/ T Deadspin
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Holtz Called Ameer Abdullah “Muhammad”

This is the type of crap that make people hate Lou Holtz. I get that he’s old, but messing up a player’s name like this, twice, is really unacceptable. Has he even watched Nebraska play this year or has he been too focused on Notre Dame? [The Big Lead] The post Lou Holtz Called Ameer Abdullah “Muhammad” appeared first on Diehardsport.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: ESPN’s Lou Holtz Called Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah ‘Ameer Mohammed’

It might be time for Lou Holtz to hang it up.  The ESPN college football analyst is known for having issues with pronunciation and the 77-year -old former coach had difficulty talking about Ameer Abdullah today. The speaking errors extended beyond pronunciation, though. Holtz got the Nebraska running back’s name completely wrong.  Holtz called Abdullah “Ameer Mohammed.”...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys to Victory: Nebraska vs. MSU

Nebraska is heading into Saturday’s match-up against #10 Michigan State as the underdog.  The Spartans/Huskers rivalry has been historically 1-sided with Michigan State picking up their first win in eight tries against Nebraska last season in Lincoln.  As the teams prepare to lock up this Saturday there’s no doubt that the Huskers hopes rest on Ameer Abdullah [&hellip...
Via No Coast Bias
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Heisman Watch: Why Michigan State should Fear Ameer (Abdullah)

Nebraska has three Heisman Trophy winners in its storied football history. Running back Ameer Abdullah has a shot to become the school’s fourth Heisman winner. If a quarterback is not going to win the Heisman Trophy, then a running back has the best chance. There are only a small handful of worthy running backs in […]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Nebraska and the big play

The Michigan State football team opens up Big Ten play this week with a home game against the undefeated and #19 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. While the game is no longer a division matchup, if Michigan State hopes to have any chance at making the college football playoff, they need to win out. Most people might look at this matchup and think it will be a low scoring game between...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Outrageous college football predictions: Week 6

The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. Michigan State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Spartan Stadium should be rocking Saturday. The 2014 Big Ten Championship Game will take place in early December at Lucas Oil Stadium. The two teams that will be meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. on Dec. 6 might be the ones facing off in East Lansing, Mich. this Saturday.          Nebraska and Michigan State, the conference’s most impressive teams through the first month of the...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, Michigan State’s Shilique Calhoun Trade Funny Tweets In Anticipation Of Saturday’s Primetime Matchup

The Big Ten Championship Game isn’t until Dec. 6, but we might be getting a preview of the title contest this Saturday.  Michigan State, 4-1 and ranked No. 10 in the country, hosts Nebraska, 5-0 and No. 19, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich. Saturday night.  The teams’ respective best players, Huskers’ running back Ameer Abdullah and Spartans’ defensive end Shilique...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Huskers looking to dent Michigan St. defense again

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Michigan State has had one of the nation's top defenses in recent seasons, and no team has moved the ball better against it than Nebraska. The 19th-ranked Cornhuskers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) hope the trend continues Saturday night when they meet the No. 10 Spartans (3-1) in East Lansing, Michigan. ''We've had some success, but they've had some success...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nebraska’s Band Performs “Fear Ameer” At Halftime

Nebraska’s star running back Ameer Abdullah has had a monster year and in the game against Illinois, he added 208-yards on 22 carried with three touchdowns to his resume. So naturally, he was honored with a halftime show courtesy of Nebraska’s band where they spelled out the phrase “Fear Ameer.” Skip to the 1:30 mark to see the […]
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdullah, No. 21 Nebraska run over Illinois 45-14

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Ameer Abdullah ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, Imani Cross added a career-high 109 yards and a TD, and No. 21 Nebraska beat Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night. The Cornhuskers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start since 2010 heading into next week's game at No. 9 Michigan State. Wearing all-red alternate uniforms on homecoming, the Huskers rushed...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois vs. Nebraska – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Predictions

Flickr/Sarah Korf Illinois and Nebraska begin Big Ten conference play this Saturday night in Lincoln. Illinois is a very pedestrian 3-1 with wins against Youngstown State, Western Kentucky and Texas State. The Illini trailed in the second half in all three of those games before pulling out wins. Their lone loss was against Washington, which looks to be a force this year in the Pac...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 21 Nebraska opens Big Ten play against Illini

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Ameer Abdullah has the third-most rushing attempts in the nation and has touched the ball on one-third of Nebraska's plays from scrimmage. And Abdullah wants to continue with the heavy workload. ''I feel better in week No. 4 than I have in previous seasons,'' Abdullah said. That's good for the 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (4-0) and bad for Illinois...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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