LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., has been cleared to play Saturday night's game against the Gophers after clearing the concussion protocol, as expected.
Armstrong was on the field before warm-ups and clearly ready to go. Word has circulated through the press box that he'll be playing, despite getting knocked unconscious in last week's game at Ohio State.
It’s been a windy, blue sky day here, as the Gophers and Cornhuskers get ready for a primetime matchup (6:30 p.m.) on Big Ten Network.
Nebraska has won 18 consecutive home night games, with the last such loss coming in 2008. The Omaha World Herald ran a great visual to highlight that winning streak, showing how there have been some expected blowouts (Fresno State back in September, for example) but also some key wins (Ohio State 2011, Wisconsin 2012, Michigan State 2015).
The Gophers take their Big Ten best plus-12 turnover margin into this game, and it sure seems like that’s going to be the key. Minnesota has 90 points off turnovers this season, compared to 23 for its opponents. Nebraska has a plus-4 turnover margin but has thrown nine interceptions.
Check back here for pregame updates, including the status of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr.
Update: The Gophers are wearing gold helmets over white jerseys and gold pants.
Garrison Wright, who has been battling injuries, worked with the first-team offense at right guard.