Ameer Abdullah rushed for a career-high 225 yards and two touchdowns to lead Nebraska to a 39-19 Big Ten-opening win over Illinois on Homecoming at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Abdullah carried the load throughout the day for the Huskers, powering a Nebraska rushing attack that amassed 335 yards on the ground.
Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. had a pretty good performance in his second career start. The redshirt freshman completed 8-of-13 passes for 135 yards and two scores. He had a spectacular 37-yard connection with junior wide receiver Kenny Bell in the third quarter to give the Huskers a 36-12 lead at the end of three quarters.
Bo Pelini is happy overall with the young QB.
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