University of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was honored for his performance against Northwestern, as he was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Armstrong accounted for 378 yards of total offense, as the Huskers improved to 4-0 on the season with the 24-13 victory. Armstrong rushed for a career high 132 yards on 13 carries, an average of 10.2 yards per rush, while also completing 18-of-29 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown. Armstrong’s third-quarter TD pass to Cethan Carter gave the Huskers a 17-7 lead. With his 132 rushing yards, Armstrong became the seventh Husker quarterback to reach 1,500 rushing yards in a career. He also went over 9,000 yards of total offense in his career, becoming just the second Husker to accomplish the feat.
Monday’s honored marked the third Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week award in his career. In addition, it is the third straight week a Husker has won or share a Big Ten weekly honor.
The No. 15/15 (AP/Coaches) Huskers are now 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Big Ten heading into Saturday’s homecoming game with Illinois. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. CT.