Nebraska has owned the turnover margin so far this season and it is translating to wins. Through three games the 20th ranked Huskers are a plus-six in turnover margin. That is a significant improvement from last season when the Huskers were a minus-12 as they finished 6-7.
Senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong leads an offense that has cut down on mistakes. After throwing 16 interceptions a year ago Armstrong has seven touchdown passes and just one pick in a 3-0 start. The Huskers hope to continue that trend when they open Big Ten play at Northwestern.
“Take care of the ball, win the turnover margin and put our defense in a position to succeed”, said Armstrong. “We have got to treat every week like a big week and make sure we play our hearts out”
Armstrong’s passing and his ability to run has ignited a Husker offense that has displayed good balance. Nebraska is averaging 219 yards of rushing per game and 242 yards of passing.
“I am ecstatic that this is the last time I see him”, said Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. “He has played so well against us and he is a true competitor. Our defense is going to have its hands full.”