Ameer Abdullah: Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

David McGee

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah was selected as the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, along with Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde.

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah was selected as the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, along with Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde.

Abdullah ran for a career-high 225 yards on 20 carries for an 11.3 yard per carry average, and scored two touchdowns in Nebraska's 39-19 win over Illinois. He had three runs of 30+ yards, including a 43-yard touchdown that was a thing of beauty

Abdullah's 225 yards were the most by a Husker since Roy Helu's 307-yard record-setting day against Missouri in 2010.

Abdullah wins his first career Offensive Player of the Week and fourth weekly honor overall, claiming Special Teams Player of the Week in 2011 and 2012 and Freshman of the Week in 2011 and becomes the first Nebraska player to win Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week since Taylor Martinez in the first week of November last season.

Ohio State's Carlos Hyde carried Ohio State to victory over Northwestern, rushing for a career-high 168 yards. Hyde was instrumental in the Buckeyes comeback, scoring three second-half touchdowns.

Also selected this week:

Defensive Player of the Week:

Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State - Finished with eight tackles and two interceptions, both career highs, in Michigan State’s road win at Iowa

Special Teams Player of the Week

Bradley Roby, Ohio State - Blocked a Northwestern punt in the end zone in the first quarter, then made the recovery for Ohio State’s only touchdown of the first half

Freshman of the Week

Joey Bosa, Ohio State -  Finished with five tackles, including his first two career sacks, in Ohio State’s come-from-behind win at nationally ranked Northwestern

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