The Big Ten Conference handing out its weekly edition of recognition, honoring the top performances of the week. Among this week's recipients, Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah, as the B1G Offensive Player of the Week.
Abdullah earned the award after rushing for a career-high 232 yards on 21 carries in a 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. His rushing total was the 15th-most in Nebraska school history, while he broke the 100-yard rushing barrier for the 18th time in his career. Abdullah also became the sixth Husker to rush for 3,000 career yards while climbing to sixth on NU's career rushing chart. His efforts helped Nebraska establish a Big Ten record with 784 yards of total offense.
It is the second time Abdullah has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, and the fifth time in his career he has earned a Big Ten weekly award.
Other winners include Johnathan Aiken, Rutgers (Defensive Player of the Week), Sam Ficken, Penn State (Special Teams Player of the Week), while J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, and DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State, share Freshman of the Week honors. Ficken's 36-yard field goal as time expired helped Penn State to the win in James Franklin's coaching debut with the Nittany Lions.