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Tommy Armstrong | Quarterback

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/8/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220

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Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been "transformed," according to FOX Sports' Stewart Mandel.
Armstrong came into the year with 36 career interception but has posted a 12/1 TD/INT rate in the early going. The undefeated Cornhuskers get Illinois, Indiana and Purdue next. Take care of business in those, they'll be 7-0 when they travel to Camp Randall to play Wisconsin on Oct. 29. Sep 26 - 8:13 PM
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Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. played well in Saturday's 35-32 win over Oregon, completing 17-of-33 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 96 yards and a score on 16 carries.

Perhaps most importantly for the Cornhuskers, Armstrong did not turn the ball over. He notched a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Westerkamp with 2:12 remaining in the first quarter, then found Westerkamp again from four yards out in the closing minutes before halftime. It was Armstrong's clutch 34-yard touchdown run with 2:38 left in the contest that pushed Nebraska ahead for good. The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder has accounted for 15 total touchdowns between passing and rushing through three games played.
Sep 17 - 7:29 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. completed 20-of-34 passes for 377 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 52-17 throttling of Wyoming.

Armstrong also had 22 yards and an additional score on the ground. He's no superstar, but the man formerly known as Tommy No-Arm has developed himself into an underrated player. Armstrong struggles with accuracy, but the Huskers have figured out how to make great use of his dual-threat skill-set. Expect the interceptions to drop and the touchdowns to rise this fall.
Sep 10 - 4:25 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. was responsible for three touchdowns in Saturday's win over Fresno State.

No wild statistics for Armstrong in this one. He completed 5-of-10 passes for 108 yards and a beautiful deep touchdown toss, further chipping in with 11 carries for 42 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder has the fantasy potential to either light your team on fire or light the opponent on fire due to his wildly inconsistent ways. Wyoming shows next on Nebraska's schedule before the Cornhuskers face their first true test of the season against Oregon on September 17.
Sep 4 - 1:12 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. "should benefit greatly from the return of essentially the entire receiving corps," believes Pro Football Focus' Josh Liskiewitz.

Armstrong had a rocky 2015 campaign, blending inaccurate passing and untimely turnovers with impressive aerial displays and feats of athleticism. Fortunately, main target receivers Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have returned. Unfortunately, the offensive line must be rebuilt. Overall, Armstrong finished the 2015 campaign with 3,030 passing yards (55% completions) and a 22/16 TD/INT ratio.
Jul 9 - 11:27 AM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong completed 12-of-19 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 76 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in Saturday's 37-29 win over UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Armstrong's been up-and-down all season, but he finished out on a high note. He averaged 9.2 YPA and dropped a 22-yard touchdown pass into the bucket of Stanley Morgan Jr. with four minutes and change gone in the third quarter. That one snapped a 21-all tie. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Armstrong would score a touchdown of his own on a three-yard rush in the fourth quarter. He finishes the 2015 campaign with 3,030 passing yards (55% completions) and a 22/16 TD/INT ratio.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:51:00 AM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong completed 25-of-45 passes for 296 yards, zero touchdowns and four interceptions in Friday's 28-20 loss to Iowa.

Frankly, there could have been more interceptions than Armstrong's career-high four. Iowa is so good defensively that some quarterbacks take on this type of hero complex as a sort of last resort, throwing into coverage and taking assorted other unnecessary risks in hopes of a quick-strike score. One of Nebraska's two touchdowns came via a very short field courtesy of a muffed punt. The 5-7 Huskers will be home for the holidays.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:09:00 PM

No charges will be filed in an alleged sexual assault at the house of three Nebraska football players.

A 20-year-old female claimed she was raped on Nov. 15 at the home of QB Tommy Armstrong, TE Trey Foster and WR Jordan Westerkamp. An investigation could not prove that claim. "Filing charges would require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That simply is not there," district attorney Joe Kelly said. Armstrong previously said that "[f]rom what we’re hearing, everything was consensual." All three players are, as of this moment, available for Friday’s game against Iowa.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Nebraska ranks 11th in the country in terms of pass plays of 20-plus yards.

When one thinks of Nebraska's offense, "dangerous deep passing game" probably doesn't spring to mind, but they've made a living off of big plays during the 2015 campaign. The Cornhuskers have a whopping 47 plays of 20 or more yards through the air through 10 contests completed. This, despite the fact that redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong is completing just 53.9% of his passes. While the completion percentage isn't particularly hot, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Armstrong makes for a sneaky DFS play this weekend against a Rutgers defense that ranks among the worst in the country at limiting those passing plays of 20-plus yards.
Source: nj.com
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley is uncertain of redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong's status for Saturday's game against Michigan State.

Armstrong is dealing with a foot injury and did not travel with the team. Armstrong's replacement, Rycker Fyfe, threw for 407 yards with four TDs and four interceptions against Purdue in a losing effort. Nebraska has attempted to replace Kenny bell, Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory with little results, leaving them 3-6.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong (foot) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Purdue.

Nebraska HC Mike Riley announced the unfortunate news. Armstrong has been unable to practice this week after re-injuring his foot in Saturday's loss to Northwestern. The Huskers will turn to Ryker Fyfe in a must-win proposition.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 07:15:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong (foot) was held out of practice on Tuesday.

Armstrong, who is wearing a boot on his right foot, was also held out of Monday's practice after re-injuring himself in Saturday's loss to Northwestern. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf couldn't clarify Armstrong's status for Saturday's game against Purdue. "I don't know," Langsdorf said. "I think he's better. I'm not sure how good he is. We'll know more about it later." Ryker Fyfe will start if Armstrong can't go. "I thought he looked good in practice," Langsdorf said. "We got him a lot of work." Said Fyfe: "Just got to get used to playing with the ones here, and just preparing to play. I was getting a lot more reps today — just getting a rhythm and getting the timing down with receivers."
Source: Omaha.com
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 09:16:00 PM

On Saturday, Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong will be facing a Northwestern defense that's surrendering just 16.14 points per contest on average.

Even after losing to Iowa 40-10, Northwestern still ranks as a Top-15 defensive unit both in terms of passing yardage surrendered and points allowed. For his part, Armstrong's coming off a nice performance against Minnesota in which he completed 18-of-26 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions). The 6-foot-1, 220-pound redshirt junior's been an erratic passer during the 2015 campaign on the whole, though, with three games of at least three touchdown passes and two in which he's thrown one or fewer. At $8,200 on FanDuel, Armstrong represents a risky daily prospect given his match-up and his propensity to provide such a variance in level of play.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong completed 18-of-26 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 48-25 victory over Minnesota.

He chipped in 38 rushing yards. When things are clicking as they were today, Armstrong is difficult to defend. When things aren't -- he went 21-for-59 with a 1/1 TD/INT rate during Nebraska's two-game losing streak -- he can single-handedly lose games. If you've got the guts to gamble, he's a DFA streaming option with the right matchup.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 08:47:00 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that the passing offense has gone "downhill" since the team began Big 10 play two weeks ago.

Said HC Riley, "Our inability to have balance with the passing game is obviously evident to everybody." Nebraska's lost back-to-back games against Illinois and Wisconsin, scoring a combined 34 points in the process. The lull has coincided with junior QB Tommy Armstrong falling off the statistical equivalent of a cliff. He opened the season with 300-plus-yard passing efforts in three of four games (throwing for a still respectable 270 in the other). The good times then abruptly ceased, as the 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior completed 10-of-31 passes for 105 yards and interception against the Illini and 11-of-28 for 129 yards and a solitary touchdown against Wisconsin. "We have ample weapons," said Riley. "We have to be able to get them the ball effectively to be as good as we can be."
Source: omaha.com
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 09:34:00 PM