Through the tumult of injuries and uncertainty on Nebraska’s offense, there’s been a constant in the backfield: No. 8. Ameer Abdullah. He’s the midseason offensive MVP for his explosive playmaking, his versatility and his dependability.
Abdullah spent his first two years in the shadow of Rex Burkhead, battling players (Aaron Green, Braylon Heard) with more impressive high school resumes than his. Burkhead graduated. Green and Heard left. Only Abdullah remains. And he’s off to a six-game start that Burkhead never enjoyed.