Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said quarterback Tommy Armstrong has entered concussion protocol and is questionable this week against Minnesota. Armstrong hit his head on the ground against Ohio State on Saturday and was unconscious for an undisclosed amount of time.
If Armstrong can’t play, senior Ryker Fyfe will start against the Gophers, with wide receiver Zach Darlington, a former HS quarterback, as the backup.
Fyfe is 7-of-23 on the season with 93 yards. Last year in a spot start against Purdue, Fyfe threw for 440 yards, with five touchdowns and five interceptions in a loss.
“He’s always relaxed,” said Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp. “He works his tail off. It is all you ask of a guy. If he is our guy, we will be behind him 100 percent.”
Riley did indicate if Armstrong can’t physically practice by Thursday, he would likely not play against Minnesota on Saturday.
Against the Gophers in 2015, Armstrong finished 18-of-26 for 261 yards and three touchdowns.