The Nebraska football team is reeling a bit following the 62-3 loss to Ohio State. While Mike Riley and company have talked about righting the ship, the Nebraska Football faithful have to wonder a bit how that is going to work, now that Tommy Armstrong has suffered a concussion.

Armstrong takes a hit

Armstrong suffered the concussion in the first half of the Huskers game (on what should have been called a late hit) as he attempted to get out of bounds. The four-year starter came down hard on his neck and head and it was initially feared the concussion might be the least of the problem. Those worries were alleviated when Armstrong jogged onto the Nebraska football team's sidelines early on in the second half.

No, Tommy wasn't going back in the game, but he was at least healthy enough to leave the hospital and watch the rest of the drubbing with his teammates. Despite coming back into the stadium on Saturday night, the Huskers know it's a long shot he'll be able to play against Minnesota this Saturday. That means the job of leading this Nebraska football team in the rebound game will fall to fifth year, walk-on quarterback Ryker Fyfe.

Can the Nebraska football team win with Fyfe?

Fyfe is well known to Husker fans if for no other reason than he's been the perennial backup. There were times in 2015 where some fans wanted to see if he should be the starter. Then he got a start, against the Purdue Boilermakers when Tommy Armstrong missed the game with an injury.

While Fyfe completed 29 of 48 passes for 407 yards and four touchdowns, he also threw four interceptions.

Those four picks played a rather large role in the Nebraska football team losing to Purdue, easily the most embarrassingloss since the team joined the Big Ten.He didn't do much better when he came into the game in relief against the Buckeyes.

In that game, he completed 5 of 18 passes for 52 yards and an interception. That interception was returned for a touchdown.

Can Ryke Fyfe do better for his Nebraska football teammates against the Minnesota Golden Gophers? That's a question that won't be answered until Saturday but if the Huskers want to finish the season strong he's going to have to.

The Nebraska football team needs it's long time backup to turn up the heat on opponents. For now, all of that heat is aimed squarely at him, as he tries to fill in for Tommy Armstrong.

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