Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah was selected to the Paul Hornung Honor Roll this week. He shared the honor with Indiana running back Tevin Coleman. The Paul Hornung Award is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner and his family will be honored January 28, 2014, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
Abdullah rushed 24 times for 127 yards, and had three receptions for 31 yards. Those three receptions all came on the last drive of the game, including a play in which Abdullah made a reception, then fought off Northwestern tackles to secure a first down to convert the 4th-and-15 play. That play was darned near as amazing as the Hail Mary that ultimately won the game for the Huskers.
Abdullah had two kick returns for 39 yards to finish the game with 197 all-purpose yards.
Abdullah went over the 1,000 yard mark for the season against Northwestern, and now has 1,108 yards. This is his second straight season
Indiana's Tevin Coleman did great, reeling off a 55-yard run in the fourth quarter to nearly pull Indiana back from the brink of defeat. He had 108 yards on 14 carries, a pair of receptions for 51 yards, 22 kick return yards for a total of 181 all-purpose yards. The Hoosiers lost to Minnesota 42-39.