Abdullah returned an Idaho State punt 81 yards for a touchdown in Saturday's win, marking the Huskers' first punt return for a score since 2010. He accounted for 129 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Nebraska's 73-7 win. It is the second time that Abdullah has received the Big Ten Special Teams honor.
Cross is honored for the first time in his career following his 100-yard effort in Saturday's win, finishing with 100 yards and a score on 12 carries. He added Nebraska's final score on a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter, becoming the first Husker true freshman to crack the 100-yard mark since Rex Burkhead in 2009. He was part of a ground attack that helped the Huskers compile 385 rushing yards against Idaho State.
The Huskers return to action on Saturday night when they host the Wisconsin Badgers at 7 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ABC and also carried on the Husker Sports Network.