Nebraska junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was honored on Monday as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Armstrong was instrumental in engineering Nebraska’s 39-38 comeback victory over No. 6 Michigan State on Saturday night in Lincoln.
Armstrong completed 19-of-33 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns against the Spartans. Armstrong led Nebraska on two touchdown drives in the game’s final four minutes, helping the Huskers tie for the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history.
The victory was Armstrong’s 20th win as the Huskers’ starting quarterback. He also topped 300 yards of total offense for the ninth time in his career, tying a school record.
Armstrong won the award for the second time in 2015. He was also honored for his play in Nebraska’s September victory over Southern Miss. This marks Nebraska’s third Offensive Player of the Week Award, as Terrell Newby received the honor for his performance against South Alabama.