Notable quotes from Nebraska’s 27-22 win over the Indiana Hoosiers.
Head coach Mike Riley on Tommy Armstrong Jr. and the broken play for a touchdown in the fourth quarter:
Just like we drew it up. It was in the playbook just like that. That was kind of an indication of what Tommy can do. Sometimes you break out like that and something bad happens. However, it seems like more often than not, he will make something happen. That is a result of what he can do physically and the ability he has.
Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson on Nebraska’s offense:
Nebraska came in pretty hot on offense. Kids were running around, throwing around. What was that kid, he was 10-of-26? Last week nine or whatever? I mean, we’re playing some bad pass D. They came in… I don’t know if we sacked them at all. Did we have any sacks? But we got some pressure on the quarterback, and they came in as one of the least sacked teams in the country. I think they were ninth.
Armstrong on playing smart football:
I just play football. I play smart. Sometimes we do that. Sometimes we don’t. This game, we didn’t play smart most of the time. We kind of killed ourselves in certain situations but luckily we got out with a win. You play a great team – Indiana is a great team – but you play one of those guys like Ohio State, Michigan or Wisconsin, those guys, they feed off mistakes. eE can’t let that happen. Luckily our defense saved our butt.
Wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. on his touchdown:
I was looking back and I saw the end zone. I could smell it, so I was like ‘Yeah. This is good.’
Linebacker Josh Banderas on the defense finding its groove:
Obviously a bye week helps. You think you’d know some of the stuff they’re going to run but I mean, we just found our groove. We had a couple of breakdowns but I think that’s the difference from last year, we got back on the groove. That’s why this team is a great team.
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