Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah and Northwestern's Venric Mark were two of four student-athletes named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll, which honors versatile, single-game performances throughout the season by players nationwide. Mark earned his third honor this season (also after the first and second weeks), while Abdullah was honored for the second time this year (also after the fifth week). The Paul Hornung Award is earned annually by the most versatile player in major college football.
Nebraska's Abdullah posted seven carries for 28 yards and two touchdowns, one catch for eight yards, two punt returns for 49 yards and eight kickoff returns for 128 yards in a loss at Ohio State. Northwestern's Mark registered 13 carries for 72 yards and one touchdown, two catches for six yards, two kickoff returns for 36 yards and a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown as the Wildcats lost at Penn State.