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September 28th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Even if Wes Lunt had been able to play against Nebraska, it probably wouldn't have mattered. Not with the Illinois defense unable to slow the Cornhuskers' running game.
The Illini allowed 458 yards rushing and 624 overall in a 45-14 loss to the No. 21 Huskers on Saturday night.
"We knew from coming into this week that they wanted to run the ball. Outside zone, inside zone, they wanted to run the ball," linebacker T.J. Neal Jr. said. "They're a running team. And they had an aggressive offensive line that made it hard to get to the running back."
Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini after Illinois
Adams Central def. Holdrege, 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 25-23
Arcadia-Loup City def. Wood River, 19-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-21
Ashland-Greenwood def. Fort Calhoun, 25-24, 25-23, 25-22
Auburn def. Palmyra, 19-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-22
Beatrice def. Fairbury, 25-19, 25-21, 25-13
Bellevue East def. Omaha South, 25-17, 25-8, 25-11
Bellevue West def. Omaha Northwest, 25-7, 25-15, 25-12
Bishop Neumann def. St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21
Burwell def. Valentine, 25-9, 14-25, 22-25, 25-12, 15-13
Cambridge def. Arapahoe, 25-19, 25-13, 26-24
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Ameer Abdullah has the third-most rushing attempts in the nation and has touched the ball on one-third of Nebraska's plays from scrimmage.
He wants to continue with the heavy workload.
"I feel better in week No. 4 than I have in previous seasons," Abdullah said.
That's good for the 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (4-0) and bad for Illinois (3-1), which visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
As we head into Week five, Ameer Abdullah has already rushed for 625 yards, but does this make him the best running back in America? Football analyst Doug Chapman and a special surprise guest go head-to-head on who deserves the honor.
Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, a candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy, says 2013 winner Jameis Winston of Florida State needs to clean up his act.
Abdullah and Winston both grew up in the Birmingham, Alabama, area and trained together at the same gym. He said he considers Winston a friend.
Broken Bow Triangular
Broken Bow def. Lexington, 25-19, 25-18
Broken Bow def. Ravenna, 25-19, 25-18
Ravenna def. Lexington, 25-10, 27-25
Custer County Chief area teams:
Mullen def. Hyannis, 26-24, 15-25, 25-16, 25-13
South Loup def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-5, 25-14, 25-10
Spalding Academy def. Anselmo-Merna, 25-9, 25-18, 25-17
Around the state:
Adams Central def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 25-23, 25-23, 25-16
Alliance def. Sidney, 25-17, 27-25, 25-17
Alma def. Amherst, 14-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-21
Archbishop Bergan def. Douglas County West, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19
A look at last 5 games between Miami and Nebraska
Miami and Nebraska have played 10 times in football, with each team winning five games. The last five meetings have been in bowl games, and four decided national championships. Here's what happened:
Miami (2-1) at No. 24 Nebraska (3-0), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Line: Nebraska by 7 Â½.
Series Record: Tied 5-5.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Miami believes it's a better team than the one that lost at Louisville in its opener. There's no better way to find out than playing on the road in front of 90,000 fans, many of whom remember the days when the Hurricanes beat their Cornhuskers regularly in bowl games. Nebraska's best test came from FCS McNeese State, and it barely escaped. The Huskers could use a solid win over a quality opponent before Big Ten play begins.