Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong says the Huskers are having success with the deep ball because receivers are winning one-on-one battles.
Armstrong had two touchdown passes of 30 yards or more in a 39-38 upset win over Michigan State, including a game winning 30 yard strike to Brandon Reilly with 38 seconds remaining.
“The way we play and the way certain defenses play against us it kind of puts certain guys on islands and it is expected for our guys to go up and make plays”, said Armstrong. “We have a lot of talent all over the receiving corps and they are just looking for a chance.
Husker offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says the receivers will face a challenge on Saturday against Rutgers’ secondary.
“They are pretty young in the back end but they have played pretty well and their corners are good cover guys”, said Langsdorf. “I think they have got a good pressure package that is a little scary. They give a lot of different looks there and they have given some people problems with it.”