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Armstrong, Fyfe Both Questionable Against Iowa

November 21, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska could be in a bit of a predicament at quarterback against Iowa with both Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ryker Fyfe battling back from injuries. Armstrong is recovering from a hamstring injury that sidelined him against Maryland. As for Fyfe, Riley confirmed that he broke a bone in his left wrist against Maryland, requiring surgery to place a pin in it.

Riley said he’ll know more about the status of both after Monday night’s practice and he expects to have a more clear answer after Tuesday. He said Armstrong is recovering well and may be able to play, even if he’s not 100%.

The same was said about Fyfe, who will wear some kind of brace on his left wrist this week. If cleared, Riley is confident Fyfe could use his legs at quarterback.

“I think everybody found out [Fyfe] can run,” Riley said. “He’s a good athlete. He can make some plays with his feet.”

If either were unable to play, Riley confirmed Zack Darlington is the No. 3 quarterback. The Huskers would prefer not to burn Patrick O’Brien’s redshirt during the final regular season game. The team has also discussed other possibilities, such as Lamar Jackson who has experience playing quarterback in high school.

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