By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Tommy Armstrong was key in Nebraska's win over SDSU.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) -
The first quarter of Nebraska's win over South Dakota State was a bit shaky with the Huskers trailing by a field goal after the first 15 minutes.
Then, the Big Red scored 38-unanswered points and never looked back winning 59-20.
It was a day of first for Nebraska.
With Taylor Martinez sidelined with a toe injury, Tommy Armstrong made his first career start splitting time with Ron Kellogg III.
The duo-guided Nebraska to 645 total yards, 310 through the air and - led by Ameer Abdullah - 335 on the ground - marking the first time in school history Nebraska has had more than 300 yards passing and rushing in a game.
"Coach Beck has faith in Tommy and myself to run the offense with the ones and the twos," Ron Kellogg III said. "Basically it all came down to nerves and who wanted it more and I think our team wanted it more."
"Coach told me that I worked hard for it and that me and Ron were going to switch out," Armstrong said. "It was fun for us both, for the simple fact that Taylor wasn't playing and we both learned and took it out on the field."
Nebraska has a week off before battling Illinois for their Big Ten opener on October 5th.
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