Nebraska coach Mike Riley says the key for the Husker offense in Saturday’s season opener against BYU will be balance. Riley is hopeful the Huskers will be effective on the ground and through the air.
“We need variety in the running game and we need some success with some big chunks down the field”, said Riley. We also need some versatility from where the quarterback throws the ball.”
Riley says he is not concerned about a set ratio between run plays and pass plays but says the Huskers are not a team that can rely on one facet of the offense and dare opponents to stop it.
Husker junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong is 16-5 as a starter and is coming off a season in which he accounted for 3,400 yards of total offense, the third highest in school history.