Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong has been named the Big Ten Conference offensive player of the week. Armstrong set a career high with 132 yards of rushing and also passed for 246 yards in a 24-13 win at Northwestern.
Armstrong says the entire offense deserves credit.
“They did a great job as a unit”, said Armstrong. “It means a lot but at the same time we have just got to keep moving forward and keep driving and feeding off of it.”
Nebraska coach Mike Riley says while they would like to limit the number of hits Armstrong takes his ability to run helps open up an offense that is averaging more than 38 points per game.
“It is a great weapon for us”, said Riley. “The advantage of having a quarterback that is versatile enough to do that has paid us a ton of dividend early this year.”
The 15th ranked Huskers take a 4-0 record into Saturday’s game at home against Illinois.