Bo Pelini: Tommy Armstrong has leg up in Husker QB competition

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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong walked off the field Thursday night with a smile. He may walk out of Saturday's game against South Dakota State with something else — a start.

With NU coach Bo Pelini calling senior Taylor Martinez “doubtful” because of a left toe injury, Armstrong, a redshirt freshman, has a slight lead over fifth-year senior Ron Kellogg III heading into the SDSU game. Either would be the first Husker quarterback other than Martinez to start a game since November 2010.

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