The Nebraska Cornhuskers overcame an injury to running back Ameer Abdullah and defeated Purdue, 35-14, to improve their record to 8-1.
No. 15 Nebraska improved to 8-1 with a 35-14 win over Purdue, but it did not come without a price. Running back Ameer Abdullah rushed for just one yard on six carries, and he left the game with a knee injury.
This did not stop the Cornhuskers from playing quality football though, and they held a comfortable lead throughout the game. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. struggled with his passing as he threw for 118 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions on 8-of-21 passing.
However, Armstrong was able to run for a team-leading 70 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Backup running back Imani Cross filled in solidly as he ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
For the Boilermakers, quarterback Austin Appleby was held to 216 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions on 18-of-46 passing.
Running back Akeem Hunt ran for 66 yards on 21 carries. Safety Landon Feichter shined for the Purdue defense as he came up with two interceptions.