Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong, Randy Gregory Earn Big Ten Weekly Awards

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Tommy Armstrong Jr and Randy Gregory earned honors from the Big Ten. Armstrong was selected as Freshman of the Week, while Gregory earned co-Defensive player of the Week along with Wisconsin's Chris Borland

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr and defensive end Randy Gregory earned honors from the Big Ten Conference.

Armstrong was selected as "Freshman of the Week" for the following reasons:

Led Nebraska on a come-from-behind touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to defeat Michigan last Saturday

Went five-for-seven for 59 yards on the winning drive, completing a five-yard pass to Ameer Abdullah for the go-ahead score with just over two minutes to play.

Finished the game with 152 yards of total offense, completing 11 of 19 passes for 139 yards and adding 13 yards on the ground.

It was the second week in a row a Nebraska player earned Freshman of the Week honors. Jordan Westerkamp was honored last week for his hail mary catch to win the game against Northwestern.

Gregory was selected as the co-Defensive Player of the Week along with Wisconsin's Chris Borland. Gregory recorded three sacks (a career high for single game) and helped Nebraska hold Michigan to minus-21 rushing yards in the Cornhuskers' road victory

• Recorded the most sacks in a game by a Husker since Ndamukong Suh in 2009, increasing his sack total to a Big Ten-leading 7.5 on the season

• Part of a defense that limited the Wolverines to 175 total yards, the fewest by a Nebraska opponent since 2010.

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