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Courtesy: UNL Media Relations
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team practiced for 90 minutes in half pads and helmets Wednesday evening. Both the defense and offense started with stretching and individual drills in the Hawks Championship Center, before the offense moved to the Cook Pavilion, and the defense practiced inside the Hawks Center.
Head Coach Mike Riley briefly met with the media following practice to discuss the Huskers’ quarterback options for the final matchup of the season against Iowa.
“If I had to guess right this minute, I think that both Tommy [Armstrong] and Ryker [Fyfe] will be available to play. I also know that we have prepared Zach Darlington. They’ve all taken turns and I feel good about the fact that all three of them are ready to go.”
Riley commented on Armstrong’s recovery since Monday.
“He looks comfortable, I don’t see any noticeable limp or soreness. I do know he has not gone full speed. We have not run all of our quarterback plays full speed ahead like we normally do. We have simulated it and run the plays.”
Coach Riley mentioned his thoughts on the Iowa versus Michigan game, when the Hawkeyes upset the second-ranked Wolverines.
“What it looked like was a statement, to me, of Iowa’s identity. [They have a] tough defense, [they] don’t give up big plays, make everything the other team does, make them really have to work at it, earn it. [The defense does a] nice job on third down, very, very sound defense. Offensively their identity was pretty much also emphasized and signified in that game. [Iowa’s offense has] good running, persistent running, and timely play-action pass.”
Friday’s game against the Hawkeyes is set for 2:30 p.m. CT and the game will be televised nationally on ABC. The matchup can also be heard on the Husker Sports Network.