Some Nebraska football fans were baying for redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong when they watched Taylor Martinez struggle at the start of this season. With Martinez’s foot injury likely sidelining him for the year, those fans have gotten their wish as the keys to Nebraska’s offense have been handed to Armstrong.
And Armstrong has delivered much of his promise, leading Nebraska to a 5-1 record as a starter and directing the game-winning drive to snap Michigan’s 19-game winning streak in Ann Arbor. But he also struggled against Michigan State on Saturday, only completing 42.9 percent of his passes and accounting for three of Nebraska’s five turnovers in NU’s defeat.
The starting quarterback job looks to be Armstrong’s almost by default for the rest of this year. But if Armstrong wants to keep the job going forward, here are five things he will need to work on.
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