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Bo Pelini back to work day after trip to hospital

(AP) Nebraska coach Bo Pelini returned to work Sunday, a day after he was taken to a hospital during the Cornhuskers’ game against Arkansas State. Pelini was taken by ambulance to a Lincoln hospital after halftime for precautionary tests. The 44-year-old was released from the hospital by Saturday evening. He said in a statement after the 42-13 win that “everything checked out just fine” and that he planned to work Sunday. Nebraska athletic department spokesman Keith Mann said in a text message to The Associated Press on Sunday that Pelini was back at work. “Normal Sunday,” Mann said. Pelini’s statement

Nebraska drops Arkansas State, 42-13

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini left the stadium in an ambulance at halftime of the Cornhuskers’ 42-13 victory against Arkansas State on Saturday. Taylor Martinez threw two touchdown passes to Kenny Bell for Nebraska (2-1), and Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 167 yards and two scores, filling in for the injured Rex Burkhead. FOURTH QUARTER: Ameer Abdullah put the team on his back in No. 24 Nebraska’s 42-13 win over Arkansas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, rushing for 167 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Cornhuskers almost threw away the game, as they committed four turnovers. However, Nebraska was

3rd Quarter Recap: Nebraska 28, Arkansas State 13

With Nebraska coach Bo Pelini out of the game with an apparent illness, Nebraska now leads 28-13. The Cornhuskers rushed for 87 yards in the quarter. The Cornhuskers held Arkansas State to 14 total yards in the quarter. The Red Wolves are currently on a 10-point run. Arkansas State made the score 28-10 when the Red Wolves recovered a fumble in the endzone. Arkansas State made the score 28-13 after Brian Davis drilled a 32-yard field goal to finish off a zero-yard drive. The Red Wolves began the drive with good field position at Nebraska’s 15-yard line after Arkansas State

Nebraska's Pelini leaves game

Earlier, the Associated Press reported that Nebraska coach Bo Pelini left Saturday’s game against Arkansas State by ambulance after falling ill on the sideline in the first half. A member of the Nebraska medical staff was seen checking Pelini’s pulse in the first half, but he continued on the sideline until halftime. Pelini didn’t come out with the team for the third quarter. UPDATE: Pelini said in a statement from the hospital after the game that he was doing fine. “They ran some precautionary tests on me and everything checked out fine” Pelini said. “I plan to be back at

2nd Quarter Recap: Nebraska 28, Arkansas State 3

Nebraska gained 98 yards on the ground in the second, and the Cornhuskers now lead 28-3. A 59-yard drive that ended when Brian Davis drilled a 31-yard field goal helped Arkansas State narrow the deficit to 14-3. Nebraska opened up the lead, 21-3, after Taylor Martinez found Kenny Bell open for a 25-yard touchdown pass to end a five-play, 72-yard drive. The Cornhuskers drove across midfield after Martinez’s 27-yard run from the 31-yard line. Nebraska added to its advantage when Ameer Abdullah turned a handoff into a two-yard touchdown, the last of a 10-play, 75-yard drive to give the Cornhuskers

1st Quarter Recap: Nebraska 14, Arkansas State 0

Ameer Abdullah led No. 24 Nebraska in the quarter. He ran for 19 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 26 yards, and the Cornhuskers lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Cornhuskers took the game’s first lead after Abdullah pounded in a one-yard touchdown run on the last play of a nine-play, 51-yard drive. Nebraska threw just two times on that drive. The Cornhuskers opened up the lead, 14-0, after marching down the field for a five-play, 67-yard drive that ended when Taylor Martinez threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Bell. Martinez’s 22-yard

Week 3 Previews: Spartans-Irish headline slate

Every week, I rank the Big Ten’s slate of games. Where does your team’s Week 3 game fall on my list? Find out in this post. Remember, on gameday, editors provide Rapid Recaps with quarterly updates from every game. And at the end of each game, I post my Saturday Snap Reactions. Bookmark your game now and come back to track it: Illinois vs. Charleston Southern; Indiana vs. Ball State; Iowa vs. Northern Iowa; Michigan vs. Massachusetts; Michigan State vs. Notre Dame; Minnesota vs. Western Michigan; Nebraska vs. Arkansas State; Northwestern vs. Boston College; Ohio State vs. California; Penn

Revsine's Numbers: Stats weren't too pretty

Wow. Last week didn’t go so well. It was a not a pretty scene, as we sat, mouths agape, in the BTN green room and watched the Big Ten Conference suffer through a difficult Saturday. And that wasn’t just because Gerry DiNardo was drooling. Sorry, too easy. Not true. Though he did pull out his ubiquitous hankie a few times. Anyway, I know that when we launched back in 2007 there was a fear that we might be the TV equivalent of Pravda circulating only the positive spin on the news out of the Kremlin. I hope we’ve shown over

Debate it: Team with most sense of urgency

Week 2 was a rough one. Not only did the Big Ten lose six non-conference games for the first time since 2000, it went 1-6 against BCS teams. Of the half-dozen teams that lost, which enters Week 3 with the most sense of urgency? senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Brent Yarina debate that topic in this post. Brent: It’s got to be Wisconsin, right? I mean, this was supposed to be the team that would have a cakewalk to its second consecutive Big Ten title game. And two games in, the usually prolific offense looks lost

Dienhart: 12 Big Ten questions for Week 3

Another Saturday looms. And, I still have questions. For example, can the Iowa offense finally get started? Here are my most pressing queries for each Big Ten team entering Week 3. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. Illinois Can the Fighting Illini win if Nathan Scheelhaase isn’t playing quarterback? The attack struggled in a loss at Arizona State with Reilly O’Toole and Miles Osei under center with Scheelhaase out with an ankle injury. O’Toole hit 10-of-14 passes for 54 yards with