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Halftime: Tommy Armstrong goes over 7,000 passing yards for career
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Halftime: Tommy Armstrong goes over 7,000 passing yards for career

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Tommy Armstrong became the second Nebraska quarterback to go over 7,000 yards passing for his career as the Huskers opened a 17-7 halftime lead on Wyoming.

Armstrong came into the game with 6,799 yards, and completed 12 of 18 passes for 277 yards in the first half. With 7,076, the senior trails only Taylor Martinez (7,258) on the Huskers’ all-time passing chart.

Armstrong had a 7-yard touchdown run and 63-yard scoring pass to Alonzo Moore in the first half. Drew Brown had a 29-yard field goal in between as the Huskers jumped ahead 17-0.

Wyoming stunned NU just before halftime with a 35-yard TD pass from Josh Allen to Tanner Gentry on a fourth-and-12 play with eight seconds left.

Some first-half notes:

>> Moore caught three passes for 109 yards. The senior now has six receptions for 201 yards through six quarters, averaging 33.5 yards per catch.

>> Jordan Westerkamp had a 55-yard reception to become the fourth Husker to go over 2,000 career receiving yards. The senior is now at 2,049, good for fourth on the NU all-time chart behind Kenny Bell, Johnny Rodgers and Nate Swift.

>> Armstrong’s first half was marred by an Andrew Wingard interception two plays into the second quarter. NU had first-and-goal at the 5-yard line when Armstrong forced a throw into the end zone.

>> Wyoming freshman Cooper Rothe missed two field-goal attempts. Brown, meanwhile, has made 12 straight field goals for NU.

>> Redshirt freshman Carlos Davis started at defensive tackle in place of injured Mick Stoltenberg.

>> Nebraska had 20 rushing attempts (for 54 yards) and 18 passes in the first half. In the season-opening win over Fresno State, the Huskers had 51 rushes and 13 passes.

>> Senior safety Nate Gerry, returning after a one-game suspension, was one of four Huskers with four first-half tackles.

>> Wingard, the son of former Nebraska punter Dan Wingard, had eight tackles in the first two quarters.

>> The Memorial Stadium crowd of 89,895 represents the 349th consecutive sellout for the Huskers.