Armstrong named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

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Courtesy: NU Media Relations

Nebraska senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. The honor is the second this season for Armstrong and the fourth of his career.

Armstrong was honored after accounting for 278 yards of total offense and tying a Nebraska record during the Huskers’ 24-17 win over Minnesota on Saturday. Armstrong completed 19-of-27 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 61 rushing yards on nine carries. His 13-yard touchdown run with 7:17 remaining proved to be the winning score as Nebraska rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit. Armstrong had a hand in all three Husker touchdowns against Minnesota, as he moved into a tie with Eric Crouch for the most total touchdowns in school history (90).

Armstrong’s performance against the Golden Gophers came in his 43rd career start, which also tied the Nebraska record for quarterback starts. His toughness was on full display as Armstrong twice had to leave the Minnesota game due to injury, and his availability to even play in the game was in question until game day.

Fueled by Armstrong’s performance, Nebraska improved to 8-2 with the win over the Golden Gophers, and the Huskers remained tied atop the Big Ten West Division standings with a 5-2 record in conference play. Armstrong is one of 30 seniors who will be honored prior to Saturday’s home finale vs. Maryland, which airs nationally on ESPNews at 11 a.m.