Congratulations to Ameer and Imani!
Special Teams Player of the Week
Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
So., PR, Homewood, Ala./Homewood
· Returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in Nebraska’s victory over Idaho State on Saturday
· Marked Nebraska’s first punt return touchdown since October 2010
· Also added 49 rushing yards and finished the day with 129 all-purpose yards
· Earns his second Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award
· Last Nebraska Special Teams Player of the Week: Brett Maher (Nov. 14, 2011)
Freshman of the Week
Imani Cross, Nebraska
RB, Gainesville, Ga./North Hall
· Rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Nebraska’s victory over Idaho State on Saturday
· Scored on a 20-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter
· Recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game, helping the Huskers to 385 yards on the ground
· Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
· Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Ameer Abdullah (Sept. 12, 2011)
No Reads today. Work-related absence.
But here's a quick run-down of yesterday's stories:
- Burkhead will play on Saturday (poor Idaho State). Oh, and pro scouts are impressed with his work ethic.
- Pelini is okay [but hates playing below Division I-A (FBS)] (He even joked with the media (**). Okay, maybe he's NOT okay.)
- The team isn't saying they're looking past Idaho State(**)
- No one is suggesting Pelini or anyone else should be fired.