Mike Riley on Tommy Armstrong: ‘I think’ he’ll start

Nov 12, 2016; Lincoln, NE, USA;  Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) runs against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska’s quarterback situation was a serious concern heading into the season-finale.

The status of Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ryker Fyfe are still somewhat uncertain, but Huskers head coach Mike Riley believes both quarterbacks will be available for Friday’s game against Iowa.

Armstrong has been bruised up this season on several occasions, but a hamstring injury he sustained two weeks ago against Minnesota sidelined the senior in last Saturday’s contest against Maryland. Fyfe filled in against the Terrapins, completing 23-of-37 passes for 220 yards and a TD.

Earlier this week, though, Riley told the media that Fyfe’s status was also uncertain moving forward, after undergoing wrist surgery on his non-throwing hand.

Having Armstrong back on the field would be a huge boost for the Huskers offense, who need a win over rival Iowa to stay in the hunt for a B1G West title and potential trip to the conference championship game next weekend.


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