Football Texture/iStockphoto(LINCOLN, NE) — With a masterful effort from running back Ameer Abdullah the Nebraska Cornhuskers ran right through the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 42-24.
Abdullah broke a school record with 341 all-purpose yards, surpassing Roy Helu’s previous record of 321 yards from scrimmage. The diminutive running back scampered for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
Nebraska is now 7-1 with an upcoming matchup against Purdue.
Rutgers continues to receive a rude awakening to the realities of playing in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights are now 1-3 in conference play and coming off a 56-17 drubbing from Ohio State the previous week.
Quarterback Gary Nova remained unimpressive completing 8 of 19 passes, throwing one touchdown and one interception before suffering an injury to his knee at the end of the first half.
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