Big Ten Football Preview: Quarterback Rankings

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4. Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tommy Armstrong, Junior

Nov 28, 2014; Iowa City, IA, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) runs for a first down against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. Nebraska beat Iowa 37-34. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

There is a new head coach in town and his name is Mike Riley. Riley wants to turn the Huskers offense into more of a pro-style attack, which means that Tommy Armstrong will have to develop his skills as a passer. In 13 games with the Huskers last season, he completed 184 passes for 2,695 yards and 22 touchdowns compared to just 12 interceptions.

What makes Armstrong such a special player is his ability to make things happen with his feet. He rushed for 705 yards and six touchdowns last season. Armstrong even caught a touchdown pass. He is such a dynamic player at quarterback, which makes him very tough to stop.

Armstrong really came on strong and showed his stuff in Nebraska’s Holiday Bowl game last year against USC. He had a career day, throwing for 381 yards and three touchdowns.

Armstrong has been pretty inconsistent at times and he will need to prove that he is the player that everyone saw in that bowl game and not the one who struggled in Big Ten conference play. There is no doubting his skills, but he will need to hone those skills if Nebraska is going to be a major player in the Big Ten this upcoming season.