Nebraska is hitting on big plays this season

Nebraska's offense is hitting on the big play through two games.

LINCOLN, Neb. - After two games, Nebraska has 51 plays from the line of scrimmage for 10+ yards or more. This without sophomore wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El, often considered the Huskers' top play-making threat. 

"We would like some of those to go all the way, and we’re going to continue to do that," said a laughing head coach Mike Riley. "I think that if we can take our shots, get some big plays, and keep a high percentage, then we’re on the right track. When you keep a good percentage, then that means there’s a good mixture of stuff (offensive coordinator) Danny (Langsdorf) is calling that gets us a higher percentage, and it’s very, very nice to be able to stretch the defense and make them cover the whole field in the throwing game."

Currently quarterback Tommy Armstrong is throwing for nearly 63 percent and over 8.4 yards per completion. 

"Tommy (Armstrong Jr.) has done a nice job in both games, efficiency-wise," said Riley. "I think we have to continue to study what’s best for him, and then what fits the opponent the best. That will be an ongoing thing for us to do. (It will be) nice if we can keep this group of receivers healthy."


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