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Armstrong Jr. in walking boot, backup getting first team reps

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It looks as though the Nebraska Cornhuskers may be without a key piece of their offense this weekend. Their season has turned out like they would have hoped so far as they are standing at 3-5, but things could have just gotten a lot worse.

In a 30-28 loss to Northwestern last Saturday, three-year starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. tweaked a foot injury. Reports indicate Armstrong Jr. has been held out of practice this week, was seen wearing a walking boot on the sidelines, and backup quarterback Ryker Fyfe had been taking first team snaps.

Armstrong Jr. has thrown for 2,052 yards with sixteen yards and seven interceptions while rushing for 257 yards and four touchdowns. Fyfe hasn’t had much of an impact this season, only throwing seven passes and completing seven for 33 yards.

If Fyfe has to go this weekend, he will luckily have a chance to show off what he can do or at least get used to the pressure of being a starter. The Cornhuskers play the Purdue Boilermakers on the road with a noon kickoff televised on ESPNU.

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