Freshman Tommy Armstrong to start at QB

LINCOLN, Neb.-- Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong was announced to the crowd at Memorial Stadium as Nebraska’s starting quarterback Saturday in the lead-up to kickoff against South Dakota State at Memorial Stadium.

Armstrong is set to earn the start in place of senior Taylor Martinez, who is battling a turf toe injury, and senior Ron Kellogg III.

Martinez was not dressed in the pregame festivities on Saturday. He has started 32 consecutive games, dating to his freshman year in 2010, and 43 in his record-setting career. His 2,959 career rushing yards rank as the most by an active player at the FBS level.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Armstrong, from Cibolo, Texas, made his collegiate debut two weeks ago in the Huskers’ 56-13 win over Southern Miss. He rushed for times for 23 yards and did not attempt a pass.