Ameer Abdullah finds a hole as Mike Moudy blocks.

Nebraska 42
Rutgers 24

Oct. 25, 2014 - 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Rutgers 7 0 10 7 24
Nebraska 7 14 14 7 42
1st quarter
NEB: Armstrong 16 run (Brown kick) 6:48
RUT: Carroo 71 pass from Nova (Federico kick) 0:10
2nd quarter
NEB: Abdullah 53 run (Brown kick) 13:39
NEB: Abdullah 48 run (Brown kick) 10:28
3rd quarter
NEB: Cotton 8 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 12:08
RUT: Federico 41 field goal, 9:10
NEB: Westerkamp 4 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 2:35
RUT: Peoples 3 run (Federico kick) 0:04
4th quarter
NEB: Abdullah 23 run (Brown kick) 8:07
RUT: Martin 4 run (Federico kick) 5:11

                             RUT      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.................. 15       21
  Rushing..................... 7       11
  Passing..................... 8        8
  Penalty..................... 0        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 38-143   41-292
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 205      163
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 26-12-1  22-14-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 64-348   63-455
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 0-0     4-36
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 6-132    4-114
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 1-2     1-28
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 5-43.2   3-33.0
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      4-1
Penalties-Yards............ 4-26     5-35
Possession Time........... 30:32    29:28
Third-Down Conv. ....... 4 of 12  8 of 13
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 1   0 of 0
Sacks By: Number-Yds........ 0-0     2-19

RUSHING
RUT: C.Laviano 5-54; R.Martin 6-32; D.Peoples 12-32; J.Goodwin 13-31; G.Nova 2-minus 6.

NEB: A.Abdullah 19-225; T.Newby 10-30; I.Cross 5-28; T.Armstrong 6-19; TEAM 1-minus 10.

PASSING
RUT: G.Nova 8-19-1-156;
     C.Laviano 4-7-0-49.
NEB: T.Armstrong 14-22-1-163.

RECEIVING
RUT: L.Carroo 5-127; T.Kroft 2-18; R.Martin 1-21; C.Agudosi 1-18; A.Turzilli 1-12; M.Burton 1-8; D.Peoples 1-1.

NEB: K.Bell 6-63; J.Westerkamp 3-40; A.Moore 2-26; A.Abdullah 2-26; S.Cotton 1-8.

Attendance: 91,088

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Abdullah carries Big Red: Ameer Abdullah produced a school-record 341 all-purpose yards, including 225 rushing, to power the No. 16 Huskers to a 42-24 win over Rutgers.

Fellow senior Kenny Bell hauled in six receptions for 63 yards to increase his career total to 167 receptions to pass Nate Swift’s previous school mark of 166.

Abdullah’s performance included touchdown runs of 53 and 48 yards on back-to-back carries to power Nebraska to a 21-7 halftime lead. On his opening carry of the second half, he addeda 49-yard burst.

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Commentary

Stryker

Abdullah and Bell were worth the price of admission, which is a good thing because few others turned in an impressive performance.

HuskerMax
Callahan

Sophomore defensive tackle Maliek Collins is beginning to put his name in consideration for All-Big Ten honors.

HuskerOnline
Vogel

It sounded like a coach who feels he has a team that’s almost ready to turn the corner.

Hail Varsity
Johnson

Are we too afraid to say this team is good enough to win the rest of its games, including the Big Ten title game?

HuskerMax
Chatelain

Why in the holy name of Cory Schlesinger, Husker Fan says, can’t Beck stick with what’s working?

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York

For Ameer, records are nice, but memories are more important.

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Sipple

Without Abdullah, the Huskers would have little to no chance to push their way over the hump and end their 15-year league-title drought.

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Barfknecht

The injury to Nova in such a high-risk vs. almost-zero-return situation could haunt Rutgers for the rest of the season.

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Shatel

There is something Ripkenesque or Derek Jeter-like about No. 8 and his impact on Nebraska football.

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