Nov. 19, 2016
Tommy Armstrong ruled out vs. Maryland
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have made their decision on starting quarterback. Senior Tommy Armstrong will not be in uniform for his final home game in Lincoln, Nebraska.
According to College Football Talk, Armstrong will miss his second game in two seasons. Last year, he missed the road contest at Purdue. Quarterback Ryker Fyfe made the start in that game and he will make his second start for the Huskers on Saturday afternoon.
In Fyfe's first start, he threw four touchdown passes and four interceptions during the loss to the Boilermakers. Now Fyfe has a chance to right the ship this weekend. Unlike last year, the Huskers are in a big game. Due to their (8-2, 5-2) record, the Huskers have an opportunity to win the Big Ten West. Therefore, Fyfe has a lot of pressure to produce this afternoon.
He's only completed 7-of-24 passes this season. The majority of those incomplete passes came against Ohio State. Fyfe came in the game after Armstrong's injury in the second quarter. He was 5-of-18 passing in the loss for 52 yards. Certainly, Fyfe needs to play a much better game if the Huskers are to come out with a win on Senior Day.
Kick off is set for 12 noon e.t. on ESPN News.