The Nebraska Cornhuskers are without Ameer Abdullah, the game-breaking return-man who has already broken off two big kick returns thus far. Abdullah was dragged down from behind by Justin Glenn in the second quarter, landing awkwardly and staying down on the turf following the hit. He walked off the field on his own after being attended to by trainers, but has yet to return.
It's unclear what is ailing Abdullah, but he was not back deep for the Cornhuskers following a Washington field goal to tie the game. He was shown on the sidelines with his right knee up on the training table, but that's about all we know at this point. On the replay, it appeared he slammed into the turf hard with a whiplash-inducing thud.
In the second quarter, Washington and Nebraska are still trading punches, tied at 17 apiece.