Nebraska Hopes For Good Defense vs. Purdue

Huskers Try to Stay Unbeaten in Big 10

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Updated: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:11:12 CST

It appears more and more apparent Tommy Armstrong will once again get the start at quarterback Saturday morning when the Huskers take on the Purdue Boilermakers at 11AM in West Lafayette....

The redshirt freshman from Cibolo, Texas has been excellent in his first two starts in victories over South Dakota State and Illinois.

He's completed 20 of 28 for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns and run 18 times for 78 net yards.

This will be his first road test if Taylor Martinez is not recovered from his turf toe injury.

Coach Bo Pelini believes Tommy will be ready.

"O there's no question and where he's come from he's played in some big time enviornmaents and things, I don't think that will affect him at all. I think it'll be good for  him but at the same time I think that he has a great presence about him. He has good command and a lot of confidence so I don't think that will affect him", said Coach Bo Pelini.

"I've just got to prepare the right way. Coach Beck always has the music up loud just to help us get our signals and how to yell across. It's going to help a lot this week," said quarterback Tommy Armstrong.

"Just telling him to keep practicing the way he has been. Obviously he's been doing well in the games. If you have to change up the way he practices because you're playing somebody else you haven't been practicing the right way, you should never have to increase the intensity to play somebody else, you should practice the same way and you'll get the same results, positive results that we've been getting", said wide receiver Quincy Enunwa.

If Tommy does start, he'll be one of 2 freshman quarterbacks on the field since Purdue coach Darrell Hazel says he'll go with his freshman Danny Etling in for Rob Henry, who'll switch to safety.

We'll hear more about that on News 5 at Ten.

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