Freshman Tommy Armstrong has been announced as the starter for the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ first road game of the season. On Friday, according to the CBSsportsline.com, Taylor Martinez will sit out for the third consecutive with a turf toe injury.
While Martinez hasn’t played since the Sept. 14 loss to the UCLA Bruins, Bo Pelini says that his toe injury is doing much better, and he will even be on the travel roster when Nebraska takes on Purdue. According to the journal star, Ron Kellogg could see action in relief duty as the backup quarterback.
In his first two starts, Tommy Armstrong has steadily run the offense, and helped earn two victories. However, this will be his first start on the road in hostile territory. What makes it even more dicey is that Nebraska hasn’t played on the road yet this season.
Tommy Armstrong will be under a lot of pressure to perform against an admirable Purdue defense, but he won’t have to do it alone. Running back Ameer Abdullah had a career game in the Big 10 opener last week. He exploded for 225 yards on 20 carries against Illinois.
With that said, there have been a lot of milestones by Tommy Armstrong in his first month as a starting quarterback. He had his first win against South Dakota State. Then he won his first Big 10 game over Illinois. Now he gets his first road contest at Purdue. Let’s see how he handles this latest test.