LINCOLN, Neb. – If Friday’s loss to No. 4 Iowa was in fact Nebraska’s last game of the 2015 season, quarterback Tommy Armstrong is going to have a hard time shaking the performance out of his memory.
The junior threw for 296 yards, but was intercepted four times – one of which was returned for a touchdown.
“I gotta fix myself before this team can get better,” said Armstrong. "If it's anybody's fault it's mine. Our defense played well. Our receivers caught well. Offensive line blocked well, put us in great positions to win the game. I just didn't take care of the football. I gave them seven points and put them in great position to win the game. It's something I gotta fix and honestly like I said, if you want to put the blame on anybody, the team played well and I just didn't."
Armstrong said Iowa didn’t do anything to confuse him or the offense, but instead blamed himself for making bad reads.
While his comeback victory over Michigan State in early November was labeled a gutsy performance, it also was the start of a nasty stretch for the junior when it comes to taking care of the football. Armstrong was intercepted nine times over the last three games.
Armstrong, head coach Mike Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf talked about the interceptions and moving forward this offseason at the quarterback spot.