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Nebraska's Helu is national player of week

Nebraska's Helu is national player of week

October 31st, 2010 in News

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's Roy Helu (HEL-lou) Jr. has been named Walter Camp Football Foundation national offensive player of the week after running for a school-record 307 yards and three touchdowns in the Cornhuskers' win over Missouri.

It's the second straight week a Nebraska player has won the award. Last week quarterback Taylor Martinez was honored for his performance against Oklahoma State.

Helu scored on runs of 66, 73 and 53 yards as the Cornhuskers took control of the Big 12 North. Helu's rushing total is the most by an FBS player this season.

Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore is defensive player of the week after making 17 tackles in the Huskies' 16-13 overtime win over West Virginia on Friday.