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26 December 2015: Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) touchdown during an NCAA football game at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Rob Sirota/Icon Sportswire)
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Tommy Armstrong ties Nebraska passing touchdown record

Rob Sirota/Icon Sportswire

Quarterback Tommy Armstrong added to the history of the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday with a record-setting moment. Armstrong’s second passing touchdown of the day against Wyoming placed the senior among the all-time great signal callers to suit up for the Cornhuskers.

Armstrong’s latest touchdown pass further extended the Cornhuskers’ lead in the second half and was the quarterback’s 56th career touchdown pass at Nebraska. The memorable score was also enough to tie Taylor Martinez for the all-time school record.

Armstrong has had an up and down career in terms of success with the Cornhuskers, who have struggled to win games in recent years. The Cornhuskers’ quarterback has come a long way from being a running quarterback to putting up solid career passing numbers in terms of touchdowns.

With nearly a full season left to work with, Armstrong is a lock to build on the record before he finishes up his time in Lincoln. After working hard to improve his passing through the years, it is a nice reward for him to make history as a record holder at Nebraska. He had big time pressure in replacing Martinez when he began his career at Nebraska and is now on his way to surpassing more of Martinez’s career numbers.

Currently a perfect 2-0 on the season, the Cornhuskers ultimately defeated Wyoming by the score of 52-17 on Saturday afternoon, thanks in part to Armstrong’s performance. As a result of the school’s Week 1 matchup from last week, Nebraska upended Fresno State by the score of 43-10.

Tommy Armstrong ties Nebraska passing touchdown record

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