Nebraska quarterback out for Saturday
Another break didn’t go Nebraska’s way.
The Huskers will be without starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong on Saturday when they travel to Purdue. Nebraska coach Mike Riley announced the news on Thursday.
Mike Riley confirms Tommy Armstrong out Saturday. Ryker Fyfe to make first career start as #Huskers QB at Purdue
— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) October 29, 2015
Armstrong suffered a foot injury during Saturday’s game against Northwestern. Though Armstrong never left the game, he was in a walking boot throughout the week and held out of practice. He’s accounted for 2,349 yards of offense and 20 touchdowns this season.
In Armstrong’s place, Ryker Fyfe’s starting debut will come against a Purdue team that hasn’t won a B1G home game in three years under Darrell Hazell. The Grand Island, Neb. native played in five games last year, mostly in mop-up duty.
The Huskers will likely travel with third-string freshman Zack Darlington, who hasn’t played a collegiate snap yet.
Armstrong hasn’t missed a start since the 2013, when fifth-year senior Ron Kellogg III filled in as a backup.