Lincoln, NE - This was supposed to be the year of Rex Burkhead. He returned for his senior season with his sights set on moving up the record books. Unfortunately, injuries have derailed Burkhead's season. But, his injuy has not derailed the team.
Ameer Abdullah has stepped into Burkhead's starters role and performed admirably. Abdullah has ran for 942 yards and eight touchdowns this season. He's averaging over five yards per carry. And he's been a more than adequate replacement for Burkhead. The offense hasn't missed a beat. The Huskers own the seventh best running attack in the country.