|TED KIRK/Lincoln Journal Star|
apply. Shocking wouldn't even be strong enough either.
The Cowboys from Lake Charles, Louisiana came to Lincoln and hung with the Cornhuskers.
In fact with the game tied at 24 with 20 seconds left until Nebraska finally got a big play.
Ameer Abdullah took a short pass from quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Jr. and had the run of the year so far breaking five tackles and taking it the distance 53 yards for the game winning touchdown.
Cornhusker Nation breathed a big sigh of relief as Nebraska escaped an embarrassing loss to Mc Neese State 31-24.
Final thought: I don't think it's hyperbole to say that @Ameerguapo single-handedly saved Nebraska football. #huskers
— Alex Lowe (@SteelSker) September 6, 2014
Today the Nebraska football team had to overcome their own coaching staff, as well as mcneese st's whole football team. Not right."Thank God for Ameer today" Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said.
— Eric Bruening (@bruendawg) September 6, 2014
"We were doing a lot of man-to-man on third-and-long, so I saw an opportunity to go isolation with the linebacker so I wanted to make the most of it." Abdullah said. "So I caught the ball, cut back and scored."
"You know you just have to take into consideration that he's a playmaker" Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Jr. said.." If he's going on with the mike, he just has to realize there's a possibility of getting a first down. That was the main focus, getting a first down. But it turned into four or five yard gain into a touchdown. I just have to applaud him for being the playmaker that he is."
"Got to give them credit, they found a way to win the game at the end." McNeese head coach Matt Viator said. "Great play by (Ameer) Abdullah."