Tommy Armstrong will start at quarterback for Nebraska a week after landing hard on his head/neck area against Ohio State, coach Mike Riley announced before the game.
Armstrong went through concussion testing this week and practiced Thursday. Riley was optimistic the senior would play.
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If Armstrong couldn’t play, senior and former walk-on Ryker Fyfe would have gotten the call. Armstrong was listed as the starter on the depth chart and went through normal warmups.
Armstrong has been Nebraska’s quarterback for four years, setting the school record for yards before leaving last week’s game with that head injury.
While the injury initially looked bad and Armstrong briefly lost consciousness, the quarterback gave a thumbs up while being carted off the field on a board and eventually jogged back out onto the sideline against Ohio State.
Armstrong has thrown for 1,838 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a senior in 2016. He’s thrown for 8,529 yards in his career.