Quarterback Tommy Armstrong may be a game-time decision when 18th ranked Nebraska closes out the home season against Maryland. Armstrong has not practiced all week after injuring his hamstring in a win over Minnesota.
“I think there are two things there”, said Husker coach Mike Riley. “It is certainly how he feels but also what kind of risk do we take in making it worse.”
Armstrong missed three days of practice last week while going through concussion protocol. He was eventually cleared and led the Huskers to a 24-17 win over the Gophers.
“It is a little bit different then concussion protocol but I am just taking it a day at a time”, said Armstrong. “I am doing as much I can to get it stronger and things like that.”
If Armstrong can’t play fellow senior Ryker Fyfe will get his first home start in his final game in Memorial Stadium.
“It will be last home game and my fiurst start if it happens”, said Fyfe. “If not Tommy will have to go but either way it is a big game.”
Maryland (5-5) would become bowl eligible with a win. Kickoff in Memorial Stadium is 11:00a.m. The game will be televised by ESPNews.