Laviano, who entered Saturday with only two drives worth of experience, held his own at quarterback in replacing a four-year starter. Laviano led three scoring drives against No. 16 Nebraska, although the game was already out of hand at the time.
Laviano finished with four completions on seven passing attempts with his most memorable play coming on a 46-yard bootleg scramble. The freshman from Long Island broke it down in the locker room, and said he will be ready if coach Kyle Flood calls for No. 5 against Wisconsin.
“Every week is the same pretty much – backup or starter,” Laviano said. “Make the most of your reps in practice, watch film and be ready when your number is called.”