LINCOLN, Neb. — Had the Nebraska game at Indiana been played last week instead of this Saturday, senior QB Tommy Armstrong wouldn’t have played because of an ankle injury.
He’s been cleared for this Saturday’s game, but the question remains: Will he be able, or allowed, to run?
Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf said after practice on Wednesday he isn’t too worried.
“He’s just coming off of that (ankle injury) so we need to make sure he’s healthy,” Langsdorf said. “But he ran around pretty well today.”
Langsdorf added that this week coaches are watching him a little closer in practice, just to be sure, but he likes how Armstrong has looked so far this week.
Nebraska has made the quarterback run part of its identity, and it could play an advantage against Indiana.
Ohio State ran for 290 yards on the Hoosiers, and Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett ran 26 times for 137 yards, most of which came on zone-read plays.
The zone read is a big part of the Huskers offense, too, but Langsdorf didn’t say whether Nebraska will run it as often as Ohio State did against the Hoosiers.
“But you could see why they did it,” Langsdorf said.