LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong will start Friday against Iowa, coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday.
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Riley added Armstrong hasn’t gone full speed yet and hasn’t “cut it loose” but he will still be the starter.
“I don’t see any noticeable limp or soreness or anything,” Riley said. “He’s definitely progressed from Monday to today.”
Senior quarterback Ryker Fyfe, who led Nebraska to its 28-7 win over Maryland in Armstrong’s absence, will also be available to play. Fyfe had surgery on his left wrist and has been wearing a cast all week. He will be ready to go on Friday, Riley said.
Riley said the final decision on if Armstrong will be full-go for quarterback runs will be dependent on how Armstrong feels on Friday.
Armstrong has run for 499 yards and 8 touchdowns this season.
In other injury news, Riley said kicker Drew Brown, wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr., tight end Sam Cotton, wide receiver Alonzo Moore and linebacker Dedrick Young are all likely to play on Friday.