Nebraska needs help to win the Big Ten West Division crown but the Huskers do control how they will finish. The Huskers prepare for their final home game against Maryland and with wins in their final two games would finish the regular season 10-2, doubling the win total from Mike Riley’s first season as head coach.
“We would all like the football to be more consistent but I do like the mindset of this group”, said Riley. “It has been fun to see them turn the thing around, play with confidence late in games and always fight back.”
Riley says Tommy Armstrong’s performance in a 24-17 win over Minnesota showed how competitive the senior quarterback is. Despite missing most of the week going through concussion protocol, Armstrong passed for 217 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for 61 yards and the game winning touchdown. He was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
“He really wants to play and was worried about being able to go through the protocol and being healthy enough to play. I found it really good to see how prepared he was.”
Riley says Armstrong will be day to day again this week after suffering a hamstring injury in the game against Minnesota.