Sat, Aug 31 Win vs Wyoming 37-34
Sat, Sept 7 Win vs Southern Miss 56-13
Sat, Sept 14 Loss vs UCLA 21-41
Sat, Sept 21 Win vs. South Dakota State 59-20
Sat, Oct 5 Win vs. Illinois 39-19
Sat, Oct 12 Win vs. Purdue 44-7
Sat, Oct 26 Loss vs. Minnesota 23-34
Sat, Nov 2 Win vs. Northwestern 27-24
Sat, Nov 9 Win vs. Michigan 17-13
Sat, Nov 16 Loss vs. Mchigan State 41-28
Sat, Nove 23 Win vs.Penn State 23-20
Fri, Nov 29 Loss vs. Iowa in Lincoln 17-38
Sat, Aug 30 Florida Atlantic (Home)
Sat, Sept 6 McNeese State (Home)
Sat, Sept 13 Fresno State (Away)
Sat, Sept 20 Miami Hurricanes (Home)
Sat, Sept 27 Illinois (Home)
Sat, Oct 11 Bye Week
Sat, Oct 4 Michigan State (Away)
Sat, Oct 18 Northwestern (Away)
Sat, October 25 Rutgers (Home)
Sat, Nov 1 Purdue (Home)
Sat, Nov 8 Bye Week
Sat, Nov 15 Wisconsin (Away)
Sat, Nov 22 Minnesota (Home)
Fri, Nov 28 Iowa (Away)
Sat, Dec 6 Big Ten Championship
Lincoln – I-back Ameer Abdullah was named a candidate for the 2013 Doak Walker Award on Thursday. The award is annually presented to the nation’s top running back and is named for Walker, a three-time All-American running back at SMU.
Abdullah is the Huskers’ top returning rusher, as he earned second-team All-Big Ten honors by the Big Ten coaches in 2012, despite splitting time with NFL draft pick Rex Burkhead. Abdullah rushed for 1,137 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore, despite making only seven starts. He totaled six 100-yard games, including four straight in Big Ten action (Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State) and became the first I-back at Nebraska since 1994 to record 100-yard efforts in his first five career starts.
Overall, his 81.2 rushing yards per game ranked ninth in the Big Ten, while his 134.6 all-purpose yards per contest were good for fourth in the conference, as he played a major role in NU leading the Big Ten and ranking eighth nationally in rushing in 2012. In addition to his rushing, Abdullah was one of the Big Ten’s top all-purpose threats, as he also caught 24 passes and served on Nebraska’s punt and kickoff return units.
The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name the semifinalists on November 14 and the finalists will be announced on Nov. 25. The recipient of the 2013 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 12, on ESPN. The Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet will be held in Dallas, Texas, in February 2013.