Nebraska could be without its starting quarterback this week, as head coach Mike Riley says he does not expect to know about his availability until later in the week. Armstrong Jr. accounted for three total touchdowns in the Cornhuskers win over Minnesota last week.
He is currently struggling with hamstring and ankle issues.
This comes one week after suffering what appeared to be a serious head injury against Ohio State.
Tommy Armstrong is again day-to-day. Ryker Fyfe will take first-team snaps this week. #Huskers
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) November 14, 2016
Armstrong’s playmaking ability will be sorely missed if he is unable to play this weekend. The Cornhuskers play a Maryland team that ranks near the bottom in stoping the run and allows 27 points per game, 81st in the FBS.
Armstrong would be able to use his athleticism against this team and likely be the difference maker in the game.
Ryker Fyfe, a senior who has served a backup role for most of his career at Nebraska, is not nearly as mobile and has less experience. He will be taking snaps with the first team until Armstrong Jr’s status is known.