Former Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah was unstoppable, averaging over 10.0 yards/touch on the day.
The North knocked off the South 34-13 in the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl thanks to an impressive performance from Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah.
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The South struck first with a TD run by Northern Iowa RB David Johnson. The North would answer in the first quarter with a FG from PK Tom Obarski. The North took the lead into halftime thanks to a TD pass from QB Sean Mannion to Ben Koyack to make the score 10-7.
At the start of the second half, the South managed to tie the game up at 10-10 with a FG from PK Justin Manton, but then the North started taking control. After a second Obarski FG, Minnesota Gophers RB David Cobb made his presence known with a 4-yard TD to go along with his 69-yard performance on the day. Yale RB Tyler Varga also helped the North run up the score with a pair of fourth quarter TDs, giving the North the 34-13 victory.
The MVP of the game was Ameer Abdullah, one of the top RB prospects in the 2015 NFL draft, who finished the game with 7 carries for 73 rushing yards along with 4 catches for 40 yards (all of which led the North), giving him a total of 113 yards from scrimmage – more than 10.0 yards/touch.
“It was a fun game against some of the best players in college football with a lot of talent and guys you’ll see make a lot of money one day in the NFL,” Abdullah said in a postgame interview. “It was surreal being back in Alabama for my last game. You couldn’t ask for a better story. I left Alabama for Nebraska and now I played my last college game here.”
Abdullah likely gave his draft stock a healthy boost as the evaluative-lull between now and the NFL combine begins. Versatility in the passing game is a key factor in teams drafting RBs and Abdullah certainly showed that off at the 2015 Senior Bowl.