They say that defense wins championships.. Well, Wisconsin is ranked third in the Big Ten in defense and the Huskers beat them 30-27. Last week, Michigan is ranked second in overall defense in the Big Ten and NU won the game 23-9. This week, Husker running backs coach Ron Brown says that Michigan State has the best defense in the conference, but up to this point, the Huskers have handled some of the better defenses in the conference.
With Rex Burkhead limited, (and doubtful again this week) obviously the kid who has stepped up in the absence of Burkhead has been Ameer Abdullah. He’s the leading rusher on the team, 716 yards, eight touchdowns, and averaging 5.6 yards per carry, but Brown talks about the emergence of sophomore Braylon Heard and freshmen Imani Cross. Brown says Cross could start seeing more playing time.
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