After one of the better games of his career, Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong was named the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl MVP for his efforts against UCLA on Saturday night.
The junior quarterback threw only 19 times, hitting on 12 of his targets for 176 yards and a touchdown in the win. Armstrong also added 76 yards and a touchdown on the ground, rushing ten times, including multiple key third down pickups.
“Honestly it was hard work and dedication,” said Armstrong on stage when receiving the MVP. “Honestly my teammates deserve this more than I do. They put me in the right position.”
Armstrong’s bounce back performance after the Iowa game on Black Friday was a welcomed sight by Nebraska fans.
The former Texas prep finished the season with 3,030 yards and 22 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. In the game he became only the third quarterback in Nebraska single-season history to throw for over 3,000.
In addition, Armstrong increased his career total offense total to 7,998, moving him ahead of Eric Crouch (7,915 yards) into second place on the NU career total offense list.