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Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez Out Against Illinois; Tommy Armstrong Named Starter

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against Illinois with a turf toe injury. This will be the second straight game Martinez will miss due to injury, as he did not play in the Cornhuskers’ win over South Dakota State.

Freshman Tommy Armstrong will start in place of Martinez, and he held up well against South Dakota State, completing 12 of 15 passes for 169 yards and one score. Armstrong also added 38 rushing yards on five attempts.

If Armstrong struggles, Ron Kellogg III will get the call off the bench.

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez Questionable for Illinois

Before sitting out last Saturday's game against South Dakota State, Taylor Martinez made 32 consecutive starts. The streak, dating back to his freshman season, was ended due to a nagging turf toe injury. Martinez was replaced by the combination of redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong and senior Ron Kellogg III. The two led the Cornhuskers to more than 300 yards rushing and 300 passing for the first time in school history. Armstrong started the game and completed 12 of his 15 throws for 169 yards, while Kellogg connected on eight of nine passes for 136 yards.

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