Tommy Armstrong has his haters. Pat Fitzgerald is not among them.
The Northwestern coach called the Nebraska QB an “All-Big Ten, All-American level player” ahead of Saturday’s game between these two teams. The Huskers are a touchdown favorite in Evanston, Ill.
He said it:
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald: "Tommy Armstrong is an All-Big Ten, All-American level player." #Huskers
— Matt Reynoldson (@Matt_Reynoldson) September 19, 2016
Armstrong is in his third full season as Nebraska’s starter and just broke the school record for career passing yards. He’ll probably break a few more this season, too, including touchdowns and completions.
Armstrong has thrown just one interception this season, but that’s been his biggest issue as a Husker. He threw 28 total INTs in 2014 and 2015.
Armstrong is 42 of 77 for 685 yards, 7 TDs and 1 INT through three games this year. He’s run for another 150 yards and 4 TDs, too.
Armstrong led a gutsy game-winning drive against Oregon, completing a critical pass on fourth-and-9 before capping it off with a 34-yard touchdown run.