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Recap - Cornhuskers Defeat Purdue 44-7

Recap - Cornhuskers Defeat Purdue 44-7

Ameer Abdullah scampered through the Purdue defense for 126 yards as Nebraska handed the Boilermakers a 44-7 defeat on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Nebraska won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 57.5.

Ron Kellogg completed 10 of 13 pass attempts for 141 yards for the Cornhuskers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Akeem Hunt rushed for 57 yards for Purdue, while Brandon Cottom added 14 yards. Danny Etling threw for 184 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers DeAngelo Yancey and Shane Mikesky had 146 and 17 yards respectively.

Purdue was outgained by Nebraska 435-216 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-11 by the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 37:16/22:44 split in that important category.

Nebraska looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Minnesota. Purdue will aim to get back on the winning track at Michigan State.