Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong had one of the best games of his career on Saturday night

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong had one of the best games of his career on Saturday night.

LINCOLN, Neb. – It’s no coincidence.

Nebraska was able to get the running game going on Saturday night against South Alabama, allowing junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong to have one of his most efficient games as a Husker quarterback.

“That is why the balance is so important,” said offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. “He really got into the groove when a few of the runs hit big and he was able to get rid of the ball quick. 

Armstrong completed 21-of-30 passes, for 270 yards and two scores. It pushed his season completion percentage to over 63 percent in the first two contests.

“I like that,” said head coach Mike Riley. “I like the fact that if you can stay up in that range you're gonna be in pretty good shape in your passing game. I think that's a good number. 

While Nebraska lost their opener against BYU, it was widely considered Armstrong played well in the contest. The former Texas prep says at this point he’s enjoying the game.

"It's great, we got a lot of weapons and we just got to give them the ball,” said Armstrong. “It's fun, and you can see it out there from everybody when things are going right, when things are on the same page up front out wide and in the backfield. It's fun, we got a lot of guys out there that are energetic and going out there and going 100 miles per hour and they're making plays."

Listen to the complete post-game from the junior quarterback in the video above.


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