Nebraska coach Mike Riley says quarterback Tommy Armstrong is going through concussion protocol and is questionable for Saturday night’s game against Minnesota. Armstrong was knocked unconscious in last week’s 62-3 loss at Ohio State.
“If he can play that means that he has been cleared and that is what we have to wait for”, said Riley. “This is out of our hands and the decision will be made medically. If he is cleared then we will determine what we will do with him.”
Riley says Armstrong will be involved with the game plan in case he is cleared later in the week but for now senior Ryker Fyfe is the starter and sophomore holder Zack Darlington moves from receiver to the emergency quarterback.
Senior receiver Jordan Westerkamp says the Huskers have confidence in Fyfe. The native of Grand Island started last year’s 55-45 loss at Purdue in place of an injured Armstrong.
“Obviously you want your starter in there but if he is down it is just that next man up mentality”, said Westerkamp. “Guys are going to have to step up.”